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Monday, August 30, 2021 01:42am HST

NOAA reports that scientists on the August mission found that coral reefs at Lalo previously damaged by the hurricane “showed recruitment of different species of coral.” They also documented many juvenile and adult fish now in these areas. “An abundance of herbivorous fishes such as manini and kole, which graze on algae, keep the dead coral surfaces clean so that new, juvenile corals can take hold and grow. Observations showed positive signs of the overall health of the reefs and that it is slowly making a comeback,” according to NOAA. DETAILS: