Coral ‘Smell’ Is A Key Indicator of Reef Health

Coral can be thought to be the flowers of the sea due to their vibrant colours and different types but like their counterparts on land they too give off a specific scent.

Therefore, recent research has found that a coral’s ‘smell’ can now become a key indicator in defining the status of Reef Health and help document the effects of extreme climate change in Australia.

We chatted with Dr. Caitlin Lawson on these findings in the recent ‘Global Change Biology’ Journal to find out more about the current status of our beautiful Great Barrier Reef and the organisms that live within it to help aid us in reviving our waters.

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