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Logging Threatens Reef Fish Nurseries in the Solomon Islands

Nature Conservancy

29 days ago   Article ID# 4234744
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(Nature Conservancy) - Fish & FisheriesProtecting fish populations on coral reefs sounds simple: protect the reef, protect the fish.We found that areas near logging ponds have 24 times fewer juvenile parrotfish compared to sites without logging, says Brown.Other research indicates that high sediment levels can impair the development of larvae and juvenile fish.As a rise in night spearfishing sweeps across the Indo-Pacific aided by better gear and underwater flashlights populations of bumphead parrotfish are declining rapidly.Photo The Nature Conservancy (Richard Hamilton) 5 of 5 An illustration of a juvenile bumphead parrotfish.

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