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Patterns of spread of coral disease in the Florida Keys
In extensive surveys from Key Largo to Key West in 160 stations at 40 randomly chosen sites, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of locations exhibiting disease, the numberof species affected, and the rate of coral mortality. Expand
Effect of shallow-water hydrothermal venting on the biota of Matupi Harbour (Rabaul Caldera, New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea)
Abstract Coastal hydrothermal vents in the depth range 0–27 m were studied in Matupi Harbour, a marine bight that is partly isolated from the open sea on the north–east coast of New Britain, PapuaExpand
The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of Southeast Florida
Chantal Collier1, Rob Ruzicka1, Ken Banks2, Luiz Barbieri3, Jeff Beal3, David Bingham3, James Bohnsack4, Sandra Brooke5, Nancy Craig2, Richard Dodge6,7, Lou Fisher2, Nick Gadbois1, David Gilliam6,7,Expand
Scleractinian Coral Recruitment to Reefs Physically Damaged by Ship Groundings
Results revealed very low diversity of coral recruits and low recruitment rates, suggesting a low potential for recovery of the damaged areas, and turf algae which comprised up to 50% of the total cover were the most dominant group settling to the tiles. Expand
Siderastrea siderea spawning and oocyte resorption at high latitude
It is highlighted that S. siderea spawning occurs later in the year compared to other populations of this species throughout the Caribbean and to other coral species near Fort Lauderdale. Expand
The Effects of Hurricane-Deposited Mud on Coral Communities in Florida
Widespread accumulation of mud on nearshore hardbottom was recorded during biological monitoring surveys for beach nourishment projects from Cape Canaveral to Miami along the Florida Atlantic coastExpand
Fecundity and Sexual Maturity of the Coral Siderastrea siderea at High Latitude Along the Florida Reef Tract, USA
The ability of S. siderea to reach fertility at high latitude areas suggests this species is able to reproduce under marginal environmental conditions; however, reduction in oocyte size could increase local retention of larvae. Expand
Gametogenesis and Spawning of Solenastrea bournoni and Stephanocoenia intersepta in Southeast Florida, USA
This study constitutes the first report of the gametogenic cycle of the scleractinian corals Solenastrea bournoni and Stephanocoenia intersepta. Tissue samples were collected near Ft. Lauderdale,Expand
Recovery of Injured Giant Barrel Sponges, Xestospongia muta, Offshore Southeast Florida
Evidence that X. muta in southeast Florida can naturally recover is provided and detailed growth rates and recovery success for different injury and restoration scenarios will further facilitate restoration decision making by resource managers. Expand