Why are tropical corals calling Sydney home?
A number of coral species call coastal Sydney home. Of course the variety and complexity of Great Barrier Reef species is missing but encrusting corals happily inhabit Sydney’s temperate ecosystem. However the recent colonisation of Sydney waters by a branching coral species from the north raises important questions for marine biologists – will these new species find a refuge in Sydney, thus enhancing marine biodiversity, or will they turn out to be no more than invaders and change Sydney reef architecture?
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