Sharks Play Critical Role In Coral Reef Health

Sharks play an important role in the food web of a marine ecosystem and a study recently published in the journal PLOS ONE has found that overfishing of these predators can have a disruptive effect on coral reefs.    “Where shark numbers are reduced due to commercial fishing, there is also a decrease in the herbivorous fishes which play a key role in promoting reef health,” said study author Jonathan Ruppert, a marine ecologist with the University of Toronto.….MORE

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