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Age determination, growth, mortality and age of first reproduction in adult Queen Conch, Strombus gigas L., off Puerto Rico
Abstract Growth and mortality of adult Strombus gigas L. was studied in a population offshore of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. Adult queen conchs do not grow in shell length, but only in shell thickness.Expand
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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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Sea surface temperatures and coral reef bleaching off La Parguera, Puerto Rico (northeastern Caribbean Sea)
Abstract Much recent attention has been given to coral reef bleaching because of its widespread occurrence, damage to reefs, and possible connection to global change. There is still debate about theExpand
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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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Theme section on “Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems: Characterization, Ecology, and Management”
Mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs) are characterized by the presence of light-dependent corals and associated communities that are typically found at depths ranging from 30 to 40 m and extending toExpand
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The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of Puerto Rico
INTRODUCTION AND SETTING The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is comprised of a number of islands in the northern Caribbean, including the island of Puerto Rico and offshore islands such as Culebra,Expand
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Theme section on mesophotic coral ecosystems: advances in knowledge and future perspectives
Abstract The Second International Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems (MCEs) workshop was held in Eilat, Israel, October 26–31, 2014. Here we provide an account of: (1) advances in our knowledge of MCEExpand
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Cross-Shelf Habitat Utilization Patterns of Reef Fishes in Southwestern Puerto Rico
In June 2000, the National Ocean Service and University of Puerto Rico initiated a long-term reeffish-monitoring program in La Parguera, Puerto Rico. Objectives of this ongoing work are to: 1)Expand
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Pelagic spawning and egg transport in coral-reef fishes: a skeptical overview
The literature on the pelagic spawning of inshore reef fishes is replete with the idea that individuals spawn at times and specific locations that ensure eggs being swept quickly off reefs and intoExpand
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Length-based assessment of sustainability benchmarks for coral reef fishes in Puerto Rico
SUMMARY The sustainability of multispecies coral reef fisheries is a key conservation concern given their economic and ecological importance. Empirical estimation and numerical model analyses wereExpand
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