Australian Great Barrier Reef fish saved by protection

This video from Australia is about the Great Barrier Reef.

From WWF:

Great Barrier Reef, Australia – Recovery rates of fish in the Great Barrier Reef have increased significantly as a result of marine protected areas.

According to a study by the Australian Institute of Marine Science and James Cook University, populations of important fish species — such as coral trout — are up to 50 per cent more abundant in marine sanctuaries than in reefs still open to fishing.

Research done on fringing reefs around the Whitsunday Islands showed coral trout and stripy sea perch up 60 per cent.

See also here.

Eels in Australia: here.

November 2013: Ocean warming may make some large reef fish lethargic and unwilling to swim a team of researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University in Australia have found: here.

7 thoughts on “Australian Great Barrier Reef fish saved by protection

  1. Hi Lucy, I presume you mean stripy sea perch, which has some other names as well. I noted that the WWF link and the stripy sea perch link in this blog post were not working anymore. I have replaced them with links which do work, and I hope you will find the extra information which you are looking for there.


  2. A Bounty of Reef Fishes

    June marked the debut of Reef Fishes of the East Indies, a magnum opus that was several decades in the making. Co-authored by Academy research associate Mark Erdmann, this three-volume book set provides descriptions and color photographs of more than 2,500 reef fishes, including 25 new species. Its geographic coverage spans the South China Sea, Andaman Sea, and the Coral Triangle—the region between the Philippines, Borneo, and New Guinea that is regarded as a global center of biodiversity. With these books, the authors hope to inspire appreciation for the area’s marine fauna and help guide governmental efforts for conservation.

    Source: California Academy of Sciences


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