A maritime accident provides evidence for alternate stable states in benthic communities on coral reefs


An a posteriori examination of the site of a ship wreck on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef revealed an unique, macroalgal-dominated benthic community. The persistence of community structure throughout a year of observation in an environment characterised by intensely grazed microalgae, and in the absence of a measurable wreck-derived influence… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00288255

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