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Four years after tsunami, reefs recovering


A team of scientists from the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has reported a rapid recovery of coral reefs in areas of Indonesia, following the Dec. 26, 2004 tsunami that devastated coastal regions throughout the Indian Ocean. The WCS team, working in conjunction with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (ARCCoERS) along with government, community and non-government partners, has documented high densities of “baby corals” in areas that were severely impacted by the tsunami. 

(Adapted from materials provided by Wildlife Conservation Society, via Newswise. Retrieved Jan, 4, 2009, from

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