• Publications
  • Influence
Hurricane Allen's Impact on Jamaican Coral Reefs.
Immediate studies were made at Discovery Bay, where reef populations were already known in some detail, and data collected over succeeding weeks showed striking differences in the ability of organisms to heal and survive.
Survival of mussels in extremely acidic waters on a submarine volcano.
Increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are causing ocean acidification, compromising the ability of some marine organisms to build and maintain support structures. An analysis of mussels from a
Breakage and propagation of the stony coral Acropora cervicornis.
  • V. Tunnicliffe
  • Environmental Science
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 1 April 1981
Although more than 80% of the corals in the studied population were broken from their bases, most had become reanchored to regrow rapidly and it appears that this coral has come to dominate much of the Jamaican reef community by propagation through fragmentation.
Revision of the species of Ridgeia from northeast Pacific hydrothermal vents, with a redescription of Ridgeia piscesae Jones (Pogonophora: Obturata = Vestimentifera)
Morphological data indicate that the original distinction of two species on the basis of obturacular saucer number and tube colour was based on the extremes of a continuum of characteristics that relate to animal size, levels of predation, and probably vent fluid conditions.
Characteristics of a hydrothermal vent assemblage on a volcanically active segment of Juan de Fuca Ridge, northeast Pacific
The Cleft subset of the Juan de Fuca Ridge species pool is likely adapted to episodic eruptive events on the decadal scale, and major changes in fluid chemistry did not result in detectable community changes other than habitat loss due to a decrease in dissolved sulphide availability.