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Coral recruitment patterns in the Florida Keys.
  • A. Moulding
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Revista de biologia tropical
  • 1 May 2005
TLDR
The majority of recruits were non-massive scleractinian species that contribute relatively little to overall reef-building processes, a finding that is similar to previous studies. Expand
Small-scale mapping of indeterminate arborescent acroporid coral (Acropora cervicornis) patches
TLDR
Information gained herein shows that A. cervicornis patches are spatially and temporally dynamic, having implications to long-term permanent transect monitoring studies and framework development. Expand
Ultrastructural and Histological Analysis of Dark Spot Syndrome in Siderastrea siderea and Agaricia agaricites
TLDR
Comparison of cellular and skeletal characteristics of DSS-affected and healthy Siderastrea siderea and Agaricia agaricites revealed microbial activity and tissue changes not resolvable utilizing histology, suggesting that the coral may be using a digestive enzyme as a defensive mechanism against endolithic cellular invasion. Expand
Coral Ultrastructural Response to Elevated pCO2 and Nutrients During Tissue Repair and Regeneration
TLDR
Coral tissue repair and regeneration during wound healing in Montastraea cavernosa and Porites astreoides were assessed histologically and ultrastructurally by examining colony fragments exposed to elevated nitrate, phosphate, and pCO2. Expand
Scleractinian Coral Recruitment to Reefs Physically Damaged by Ship Groundings
TLDR
Results revealed very low diversity of coral recruits and low recruitment rates, suggesting a low potential for recovery of the damaged areas, and turf algae which comprised up to 50% of the total cover were the most dominant group settling to the tiles. Expand
Siderastrea siderea spawning and oocyte resorption at high latitude
TLDR
It is highlighted that S. siderea spawning occurs later in the year compared to other populations of this species throughout the Caribbean and to other coral species near Fort Lauderdale. Expand
Identifying Causes of Temporal Changes in Acropora cervicornis Populations and the Potential for Recovery
TLDR
Data indicate that substantial length of time between major disturbance events are necessary for recovery and growth of this species, and natural species recovery is unlikely unless larger scale issues are addressed such as climate change and ocean warming, which could reduce the intensity and frequency of disease and predation. Expand
Fecundity and Sexual Maturity of the Coral Siderastrea siderea at High Latitude Along the Florida Reef Tract, USA
TLDR
The ability of S. siderea to reach fertility at high latitude areas suggests this species is able to reproduce under marginal environmental conditions; however, reduction in oocyte size could increase local retention of larvae. Expand
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