Original Published Date: 
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Media issued by ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies        
Marine scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and the USA are calling out for global efforts to protect deeper coral reefs as insurance against the widespread destruction of shallow reefs and their fish stocks now taking place around the world. In research published in the journal Nature Climate Change the scientists argue that efforts to identify and protect reefs lying 30-150 metres below the surface should be stepped up, so as to provide a secure refuge for fish and corals that can also live on deeper reefs.