Cool new paper by AIMS crew shows GBR reserves protected fish from a cyclone

A paper just published by the AIMS (Australian Institute of Marine Science) long-term monitoring team and collaborators shows that Great Barrier Reef marine reserves were actually able to protect fish populations from the otherwise devastating effects of Cyclone Hamish. The paper is here, and this New Scientist article summarizes their key findings and includes our thoughts on it.

Emslie et al. (2015) Current Biology, Fig. 1