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Fishes associated with mesophotic coral ecosystems in La Parguera, Puerto Rico
Fishes associated with mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs) of the La Parguera shelf-edge were surveyed between 2007 and 2011 using mixed-gas rebreather diving. Fishes were identified and countedExpand
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Recent Region-wide Declines in Caribbean Reef Fish Abundance
Profound ecological changes are occurring on coral reefs throughout the tropics, with marked coral cover losses and concomitant algal increases, particularly in the Caribbean region. HistoricalExpand
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Sound production by red hind Epinephelus guttatus in spatially segregated spawning aggregations
Many fishes, including groupers, produce sounds associated with mating behavior; recording and analyzing the occurrence of these sounds can provide long time-series records of grouper use of spawningExpand
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Sound production as an indicator of red hind density at a spawning aggregation
Annual spawning aggregations of red hind Epinephelus guttatus form at predictable times and locations and have historically succumbed to overfishing. Monitoring the status and res- toration ofExpand
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Sound production associated with reproductive behavior of Nassau grouper Epinephelus striatus at spawning aggregations
Sound production by Nassau grouper Epinephelus striatus is described from differ- ent spawning aggregation sites in the Caribbean. Passive acoustic data and video were recorded in Belize (FebruaryExpand
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Mass mortality of gorgonians due to a Cyphoma gibbosum (Linnaeus) population outbreak at Mona Island, Puerto Rico
Although the impact of predation by Cyphoma gibbosum has been reported as minimal on gorgonian survivorship (Yoshioka and Yoshioka 1991), during population outbreaks, their effects may influence theExpand
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Restoration using Acropora cervicornis at the T/V MARGARA grounding site
On 27 April 2006, a 228-m oil tanker, the T/V MARGARA, grounded on coral reefs in Tallaboa, Puerto Rico, damaging approximately 7500 m of reef. The photographs in Fig. 1 demonstrate the success ofExpand
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Marine managed areas and associated fisheries in the US Caribbean.
The marine managed areas (MMAs) of the U.S. Caribbean are summarized and specific data-rich cases are examined to determine their impact upon fisheries management in the region. In this region, theExpand
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Sediment dynamics and their potential influence on insular-slope mesophotic coral ecosystems
Abstract Although sediment dynamics exert a fundamental control on the character and distribution of reefs, data on sediment dynamics in mesophotic systems are scarce. In this study, sediment trapsExpand
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Use of Passive Acoustics to Map Grouper Spawning Aggregations, with Emphasis on Red Hind, Epinephelus guttatus, Off Western Puerto Rico
Most large groupers form spawning aggregations at predictable locations and times, resulting in their susceptibility to overfishing and other ecological threats. Research, management, and enforcementExpand
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