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Music can help save the coral reef, study finds

The findings were published in a recent paper

Sound can be used to save dying coral reefs, a study has found.

In a paper published by Nature Communications, entitled 'Acoustic enrichment can enhance fish community development on degraded coral reef habitat', scientists highlighted the research surrounding the impact of sound on dead or dying corals.

As part of the study, scientists installed underwater speakers and broadcast the sound of coral reefs with thriving eco-systems. The sounds saw a spike in activity at the sites, with double the fish swimming to the reefs, as well as a 50% increase in species of fish visiting the reefs, across 40 days. The fish help dead or dying reefs to recover by cleaning existing coral and creating space for new coral to grow.

Read more about the study here.

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