ScienceDaily, April 10, 2014.
A study from WCS and others -- generated from data gathered from nearly 300 marine sites over thousands of square miles of ocean -- found that the unique conditions of the northern Mozam-bique Channel -- a confluence of tides, currents, eddies, along with less exposure to waves and storms -- seems to protect the channel's high coral richness. The research team asserts the corals of the Mozambique Channel should be a priority for conservation action. "The remaining coral diversity of the Mozambique Channel pre-sents us with an opportunity to safeguard these remaining ecosystems for posterity," said Dr. Caleb McClennen, Executive Director of the WCS Marine Program. WCS Madagascar program has been working for the past 10 years to establish coral reefs marine parks in this area, along Mad-agascar’s west coast.