Reef Fish That Conquer Fear Of Sharks May Help Control Excess Algae

The study, published January 12 in the journal Ecology, found that coral reef fish, like some land-baed animals, experience “landscapes of fear”. The term describes how fish and other organisms perceive the safety of their environment based on where and how much shelter from predators is available. Mike Gil, UC Davis Postdoc, discuses why coral reef conservation is important and why understanding how fish behave should be further studied. Full article available from UCDavis News here.