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Call to protect all coral reefs

Nature Climate Change volume 3, pages 528530 (2013) | Download Citation

The world's coral reefs are in decline, threatening the food security of millions of people. Adopting an ecosystem-scale approach that protects deep as well as shallow reefs would deliver several social and economic benefits.

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This research was funded by the Australian Research Council.

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  1. Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia

    • Tom C. L. Bridge
    •  & Terry P. Hughes
  2. Marine Conservation Institute, 4010 Stone Way North, Suite 210, Seattle, Washington 98103, USA

    • John M. Guinotte
  3. Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia

    • Pim Bongaerts
  4. Global Change Institute, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia

    • Pim Bongaerts

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