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Parrotfish Build Islands with Their Poop

June 1st, 2015

Episode 262 of 601 episodes

Parrotfish munching on algae ingest coral and then eliminate the rocky substrate, creating island-building grade sediment in places like the Maldives. Julia Rosen reports

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