Rowley Shoals: thriving Australian reef shows what’s possible when ecosystems are untouched by humans

Rowley Shoals: thriving Australian reef shows what’s possible when ecosystems are untouched by humans

The Guardian

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New study shows fishing restrictions across the archipelago helped sustain threatened species and biodiversity during a time of ‘unprecedented’ decline

What would a tropical reef look like if it could escape the man-made perils of global heating and overfishing?

A new study suggests it would look like Rowley Shoals, an isolated archipelago of reefs 260km off Australia’s north-west coast.

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