Testing fish in a choice chamber

Testing fish in a choice chamber

A new study in Science showed that young fish have an overwhelming preference for water from healthy reefs. The researchers put water from healthy and degraded habitats into a flume that allowed fish to choose to swim in one stream of water or the other. The researchers tested the preferences of 20 fish each from 15 different species and found that regardless of species, family or trophic group, each of the 15 species showed up to an eight times greater preference for water from healthy areas. Credit: Danielle Dixson

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Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Environment, Life Sciences and Biology
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chemical sensing, coral reefs, corals, Danielle Dixson, field work, fiji, fish, marine protected area, Mark Hay, overfishing, seaweed
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  • Created By: Brett Israel
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Dec 4, 2015 - 11:02am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:50pm