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The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity
BACKGROUND The question of how many marine species exist is important because it provides a metric for how much we do and do not know about life in the oceans. We have compiled the first register ofExpand
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Environmental impacts of dredging and other sediment disturbances on corals: a review.
A review of published literature on the sensitivity of corals to turbidity and sedimentation is presented, with an emphasis on the effects of dredging. The risks and severity of impact from dredgingExpand
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One-Third of Reef-Building Corals Face Elevated Extinction Risk from Climate Change and Local Impacts
The conservation status of 845 zooxanthellate reef-building coral species was assessed by using International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List Criteria. Of the 704 species that could beExpand
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Delineation of the Indo-Malayan Centre of Maximum Marine Biodiversity: The Coral Triangle
The ranges of many tropical marine species overlap in a centre of maximum marine biodiversity, which is located in the Indo-Malayan region. Because this centre includes Malaysia, the Philippines,Expand
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Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Biogeography of Mushroom Corals (Scleractinia: Fungiidae)
The Fungiidae are mushroom corals that live in sublittoral habitats in the tropical Indo-Pacific. Their habitats are part of coral reefs or other marine substrata, which usually can be found in theExpand
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Native and non-native species of hard substrata in the Dutch Wadden Sea
Bij een inventarisatie van hard substraat in 83 locaties in de Nederlandse Waddenzee, in zoutgehaltes van 10-32 ppt, werden in juli/augustus 2009 in totaal 129 soorten planten en dieren waargenomen.Expand
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Global Coordination and Standardisation in Marine Biodiversity through the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) and Related Databases
The World Register of Marine Species is an over 90% complete open-access inventory of all marine species names. Here we illustrate the scale of the problems with species names, synonyms, and theirExpand
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Control of bleaching in mushroom coral populations (Scleractinia: Fungiidae) in the Java Sea: stress tolerance and interference by life history strategy
Bleaching was studied in populations of phylogenetically closely related species (n = 21) of mushroom corals (Scleractinia: Fungiidae) around Pari Island (Java Sea) during a period of excessiveExpand
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Variation in the diversity and composition of benthic taxa as a function of distance offshore, depth and exposure in the Spermonde Archipelago, Indonesia
Abstract The aims of this study are to compare cross-shelf variation in diversity and community composition of four benthic taxa (sea urchins, sponges, corals and foraminifera) in the reefs of theExpand
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Extraordinary diversity of reef corals in the South China Sea
The South China Sea in the Central Indo-Pacific is a large marine region that spans an area of more than 3 million km2 bounded by the coastlines of ten Asian nation states and contains numerous smallExpand
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