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Tuesday, 15 February 2011, 09:25 CST

Parrotfish cleaning the reef for coral settlement. Credit: ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies

More than a third of coral reef fish species are in jeopardy of local extinction from the impacts of climate change on coral reefs, a new scientific study has found.

(Local extinction refers to the loss of species from individual locations, while they continue to persist elsewhere across their range.)

A new predictive method developed by an international team of marine scientists has found that a third of reef fishes studied across the Indian Ocean are potentially vulnerable to increasing stresses on the reefs due to climate change.  Read the full article