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The constant gardener

Huisman, J. and Wilson, S. (2012) The constant gardener. Landscope, 28 (2). pp. 32-38.

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Western Australia’s Ningaloo Reef is home to many hundreds of fish species, each occupying a unique position within the intricate coral reef ecosystem. The physical and biological complexities of the reef result in a multitude of potential habitats and have accommodated the evolution of highly specific behaviours, with each species of fish essentially acting like no other. Possibly the most unusual of these lifestyles is that displayed by a small group of damselfish, who have undergone their own agricultural revolution and developed a wholly unique behaviour: seaweed farming!

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
Publisher: Dept. of Environment and Conservation
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