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NOAA Study: Unique Fish Species Dominate Pacific Deep Sea Coral Reefs

14 March 2014, 12:42 pm

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Deep coral reefs in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM) may contain the highest percentage of fish species found nowhere else on Earth, according to a study by NOAA scientists published in the Bulletin of Marine Science. Part of the largest protected area in the United States, the islands, atolls and submerged habitats of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) harbor unprecedented levels of biological diversity, underscoring the value in protecting this area, scientists said.

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Original article: NOAA Study: Unique Fish Species Dominate Pacific Deep Sea Coral Reefs