Damselfish Damaging Corals

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Due to the decline of staghorn corals, damselfish are killing more Carribean corals than 30 years ago.

Threespot damselfish use algae crops for building nests and feeding; these activities are killing corals in the Caribbean.

Scientists used to believe that overfishing of threespot damselfish predators allowed the damselfish to gain numbers and kill more coral, but overpopulation isn