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Author Suzanne Alonzo observes spawning sixbar wrasse (Thalassoma hardwicke) off Moorea Island in French Polynesia (17°30′ S, 149°50′ W), 17 kilometers (11 miles) northwest of Tahiti. Credit, Jeffrey Shima.

Born under an inauspicious moon, baby fish delay settlement on coral reefs

Dark nights offer best chance of survival for sixbar wrasse leaving the open ocean for the reef, but risky moonlit swims may grant a fitness edge to survivors Monday, 18 December 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL Parents’ choices about when to breed have lifelong consequences for offspring. For the sixbar wrasse, the flexibility of…

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Hardening shorelines, polar lessons, and legal barriers in ESA Frontiers

Highlights from the August 2015 issue of ESA’s journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment and the 100th Annual Meeting of the society on August 9-14 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, 4 August 2015 Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL   Armored in concrete, hardened shorelines lose the soft protections of coastal wetlands As we expand our coastal cities and…

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Author Suzanne Alonzo observes spawning sixbar wrasse (Thalassoma hardwicke) off Moorea Island in French Polynesia (17°30′ S, 149°50′ W), 17 kilometers (11 miles) northwest of Tahiti. Credit, Jeffrey Shima.

Born under an inauspicious moon, baby fish delay settlement on coral reefs

Dark nights offer best chance of survival for sixbar wrasse leaving the open ocean for the reef, but risky moonlit swims may grant a fitness edge to survivors Monday, 18 December 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL Parents’ choices about when to breed have lifelong consequences for offspring. For the sixbar wrasse, the flexibility of…

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Hardening shorelines, polar lessons, and legal barriers in ESA Frontiers

Highlights from the August 2015 issue of ESA’s journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment and the 100th Annual Meeting of the society on August 9-14 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, 4 August 2015 Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL   Armored in concrete, hardened shorelines lose the soft protections of coastal wetlands As we expand our coastal cities and…

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