Fear of sharks influences seaweed growth on Fijian coral reefs

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    Fear of sharks influences seaweed growth on Fijian coral reefs

    Fishes' fear of sharks helps shape shallow reef habitats in the Pacific, according to new research. The study is the first clear case of sharks altering a coral reef ecosystem through an indirect effect - creating an atmosphere of fear that shifts where herbivores feed and seaweeds grow.

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