Research: Sea cucumbers could be key to preserving coral reefs

  1. ryanr Moderator Moderator Member

    Interesting reading - kinda makes me feel bad for putting a sea cucumber in my Reef :(

    Research from the University of Sydney: http://sydney.edu.au/news/84.html?newsstoryid=8559

    It opens the discussion on the wonderful beautiful self sustaining reefs of the world - what an amazing eco-system.
     
  2. Aquaculture Initiate Member

    That is a very interesting find. I never would have thought that sea cucumbers had the abundance to make that much of a difference in ocean acidity, even if it is localized to the reefs. It fascinates me how little we know about the ocean, it seems like we are finding more and more instances of natural symbiosis every day.