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Coral Reefs Are Evolution Hotspot


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Victoria Gill

Souce: BBC News

January 7, 2010

 

Coral reefs give rise to many more new species than other tropical marine habitats, according to a new study.

 

Scientists used fossil records stretching back 540 million years to work out the evolution rate at reefs. They report in the journal Science that new species originate 50% faster in coral reefs than in other habitats.

 

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