Hector Ruiz

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Mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs) were compared between La Parguera and Ponce, off the south coast of Puerto Rico. In contrast to La Parguera, Ponce has a narrow insular shelf and hosts several river outlets, a commercial port, a regional sewage treatment plant with associated deep water outfall, and three deep dredge disposal sites. Off Ponce, MCEs(More)
The genus Ramicrusta has only been known in the western Atlantic since 2009 (as Ramicrusta textilis Peuschul & Saunders 2009). The species was since reported by Ballantine et al. (2011) from a shallow water site located adjacent to Isla Caja de Muertos, offshore from Ponce, Puerto Rico (Fig. 1). Ramicrusta is the principal calcareous benthic element in this(More)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The Proceedings of the Caribbean Acropora Workshop summarizes the outcome of a meeting held in Miami, Florida in April, 2002, funded through the NOAA Coral Conservation Program with additional financial support by NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources, Office of Habitat Conservation and the Southeast Fisheries Science Center. The(More)
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