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Moray eels abound on reefs closer to humans

Our new study in iScience shows that moray eels are more abundant on coral reefs closer to large human populations. Sharks on the other hand, show the opposite pattern where there are fewer closer to humans. Moray eels could be benefitting from fewer predators or competitors, but further work is needed to identify what is driving these patterns.

To learn more, check out the infographic below designed by lead author Gina Clementi and read the story in Mongabay here.

Infographic and illustration © Gina Clementi

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