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Marine reserves saved coral reefs from Queensland floods

Article in The Conversation, 23 May 2014.  ‘New research demonstrates that marine park reserves can have a real benefit for marine ecosystems — by protecting coral reefs from floods.’  Andrew Olds and his co-researchers have found that re-opening marine reserves to fishing can have unintended consequences that extend beyond direct effects on fish and fishers, and may impact on the functioning of coastal ecosystems.

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