It’s just over 4 years since the tsunami that devastated many of the coastal communities in the Indian Ocean. In a small piece of good news, scientists have found that some of the reefs that were damaged are recovering rapidly. It had originally been feared that some of the reefs off Indonesia could take 10 years to recover, but the New York based Wildlife Conservation Society is reporting rapid growth in young coral in areas that had been badly hit. Apparently some communities are even abandoning destructive fishing practices, which could be particularly good news for the future.
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