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new coral family identified

“Until now, all Atlantic coral families were believed to be close relatives to distinct coral families in the Pacific Ocean. But a new study for the first time identifies a family of corals found only in the Atlantic.”

“... the analysis shows that some Pacific corals thought to belong to distinct family groups are in fact quite similar to each other and are likely all members of the same family.

“"The standard taxonomy has been established for a hundred years, and this turns it on its head," ”

“In addition to forcing scientists to rewrite the long-accepted coral classification system, the finding of a distinct coral family in the Atlantic should force conservationists to rethink their coral preservation strategy...”

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02.03.2004

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