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Environmental impacts of dredging and other sediment disturbances on corals: a review.
TLDR
The results of this analysis reveal a significant relationship of coral sensitivity to turbidity and sedimentation with growth form, but not with calyx size, and meaningful criteria to limit the extent and turbidity of dredging plume effects will always require site-specific evaluations. Expand
Corals in a non-reef setting in the southern Arabian Gulf (Dubai, UAE): fauna and community structure in response to recurring mass mortality
  • B. Riegl
  • Geography
  • Coral Reefs
  • 22 April 1999
Abstract Reef coral communities in a non-reef setting on shallow, flat hardgrounds were quantitatively sampled in Dubai Emirate (UAE, Southern Arabian Gulf) before and after a coral mass mortality inExpand
Possible refugia for reefs in times of environmental stress
This paper investigates the refuge potential of (1) upwelling areas, (2) coral areas at medium depth, and (3) offshore bank and island reefs in a scenario of increased global warming, and thusExpand
Multi-site evaluation of IKONOS data for classification of tropical coral reef environments
Ten IKONOS images of different coral reef sites distributed around the world were processed to assess the potential of 4-m resolution multispectral data for coral reef habitat mapping. Complexity ofExpand
Effects of the 1996 and 1998 positive sea-surface temperature anomalies on corals, coral diseases and fish in the Arabian Gulf (Dubai, UAE)
TLDR
It appears that even though much of the coral was dead, the maintenance of structural complexity allowed the fish assemblage to avoid a similar catastrophic change to that experienced by the coral assemblages. Expand
Present Limits to Heat-Adaptability in Corals and Population-Level Responses to Climate Extremes
TLDR
It is argued here that Gulf corals should be considered for assisted migration to the tropical Indo-Pacific, which would have the double benefit of avoiding local extinction of the world's most heat-adapted holobionts while at the same time introducing their genetic information to populations naïve to such extremes, potentially assisting their survival. Expand
Geomorphology of the Southeast Florida continental reef tract (Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties, USA)
This paper describes the geomorphology of the northern, relict, portion of the Florida reef tract that extends along the southeast Florida (USA) continental coast northward to latitude N26° 43.1′.Expand
Climate change and coral reefs: different effects in two high-latitude areas (Arabian Gulf, South Africa)
  • B. Riegl
  • Geography
  • Coral Reefs
  • 8 October 2003
The findings in this paper show that Arabian Gulf (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah) corals have already been measurably affected by climate change and further negative impacts are expected. Corals in SouthExpand
How many damaged corals in Red Sea reef systems? A quantitative survey
TLDR
Quantitative coral damage assessment by means of line transects was performed in several northern Red Sea coral reef sites in Israel and Egypt, finding breakage was found to be the most common damage category, being significantly higher on highly frequented reefs. Expand
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