A new study reveals the diets of reef fish dictate how fast different species evolve. The breakthrough adds another piece to the fascinating evolutionary puzzle of coral reefs and the fishes that live on them.
The current scientific community generally agrees that if the warming of our planet from the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation continues, our coral reefs are doomed. The corals of the magnificent Great Barrier Reef of Australia are beginning to die, and the marine life that is dependent on them will likely perish along with them. While we still can, we should all work to better appreciate and study the many unknowns about the biology of coral reefs and the complexity of the webs of life they support.
Overnight sensation: New captive-bred Aussie shoaling fish
The following are the only marine fishes that may be legally collected for sale in the marine aquarium trade under the new White List rule covering the West Hawaii Regional Fishery Area.