Regulated vs. unprotected Pacific reefs photo

Regulated vs. unprotected Pacific reefs photo

At top, a Pacific reef off of Fiji where fishing is banned. Corals are vibrant, and reefs grow high and robust. At bottom, a reef next to the first one, but where fishing is allowed and waters and heavily fished. With few fish left to eat the seaweed, the plant overgrowns the reefs and shades them out. Credit: Georgia Tech / Hay lab

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  • Created On: Oct 2, 2019 - 2:34pm
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