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Surprising Coral Diversity Rivals Great Barrier Reef


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Author: Megan Gannon

Source: Yahoo News/LiveScience.com

September 20, 2012

"The coral diversity in the West Indian Ocean, especially around Madagascar, is greater than previously believed and it may even rival parts of the Great Barrier Reef, new research shows.

The study, published Sept. 19 in the journal PLoS ONE, is based on surveys of reef-building corals conducted from 2002 to 2011 by scientists with the Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean (CORDIO).

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