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    Sponges the key to a healthy reef?

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    D0cdave

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    Sponges the key to a healthy reef?

    Post by D0cdave on Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:26 am

    Ive always said we know very little about how coral reefs really work.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24398394

    Sponges help coral reefs thrive in ocean deserts


    The mystery of how coral reefs thrive in "ocean deserts" has been solved, scientists say.

    Reefs are among Earth's most vibrant ecosystems, yet they flourish in waters lacking nutrients - a phenomenon known as Darwin's Paradox.

    A team found that sponges keep the reef alive - by recycling vast amounts of organic matter to feed snails, crabs and other creatures.



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    Re: Sponges the key to a healthy reef?

    Post by dwolson2 on Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:58 am

    Very cool read, what sponges, or where do you get sponges that are low light for a fuge?


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