Synchronous behavioural shifts in reef fishes linked to mass coral bleaching

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Synchronous behavioural shifts in reef fishes linked to mass coral bleaching

Synchronous behavioural shifts in reef fishes linked to mass coral bleaching, Published online: 22 October 2018; doi:10.1038/s41558-018-0314-7

The impact of coral bleaching and mortality is found to reduce aggression in resident butterflyfish. This is linked to the lower dietary percentage of preferred food, nutritionally rich Acropora coral, with a less nutritious diet influencing aggressive behaviour.

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