Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Published May 29, 2019 | 17:01 EDT (Brief from the Royal Society)
Coral reef degradation is progressing at an unprecedented rate. With the death of corals, substantive changes occur in the odour landscape for remaining reef fish. Researchers showed that changing the background odour of a habitat dramatically affects the ability of damselfish to learn predators’ odours, with dramatic consequences for the survival of fish in the wild.
Lead author: Doug Chivers, University of Saskatchewan – Doug.Chivers@usask.ca