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October 9, 2013
Sponges help coral reefs thrive in ocean deserts

By James Morgan Science reporter, BBC News. 7 October 2013 The mystery of how coral reefs thrive in "ocean deserts" has been solved, scientists say. Reefs are among Earth's most vibrant ecosystems, yet they flourish in waters lacking nutrients – a phenomenon known as Darwin's Paradox. A team found that sponges keep the reef alive […]