Caribbean's coral reefs have long been under threat by the infamous algal bloom. The solution to this crisis surrounding coral reefs rests with nature in the form of parrotfish, a recent research suggests.
Parrotfish gorge on seaweeds. They could be the only solution to halt the degeneration of coral reefs beyond repair.
Calling this a blessing, Professor Peter Mumby, lead researcher from Exeter University, stressed the importance of protecting these fishes as they could help in the survival of coral reefs. It is all the more crucial as many hundreds of species are dependent on the reefs for survival.
Prof Mumby called for immediate action to protect parrot fish in order to stop the reefs from deteriorating. To do so, he recommended that large numbers of parrot fish be maintained as this may be the only answer to halt the degeneration of coral reefs.