How the Indo-Australian Archipelago became a biodiversity hotspot

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Marine biodiversity - of the Indo-Australian archipelago. The picture was taken
Marine biodiversity - of the Indo-Australian archipelago. The picture was taken in Sabah, Malaysia. Photo: David M. Baker/Hong Kong all’images in original size All rights reserved!
The region with the greatest marine biodiversity on our planet is known as the Coral Triangle or Indo-Australian Archipelago. However, the detailed evolutionary history of this biodiversity hotspot is poorly understood. An international research team has reconstructed how biodiversity has developed over the past 40 million years. The University of Bonn is involved in the study, which has now been published in the journal Nature.

The researchers examined sediment samples from the region in the laboratory and identified the fossils they contained. ...
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