Tropical coral reefs as the evolutionary motors of marine diversity

“This study raises the possibility that it’s not just the tropics but tropical coral reefs in particular that are the evolutionary motors of marine diversity,” says David Jablonski, who researches the evolution of marine diversity at the University of Chicago.

John Alroy, who runs the Paleobiology Database at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis in Santa Barbara, California, says, “We all know that the fossil record is incomplete, and it’s hard to do an analysis like this one without addressing that problem. But I think they did address those concerns fully, so the patterns are likely to be real.”

One Response to “Tropical coral reefs as the evolutionary motors of marine diversity”

  1. admin says:

    There was an excellent documentary on National Geographic channel about the diversity of life around the Coral Reef in Australia.

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