Calcified epibionts as palaeoecological tools: examples from the Recent and Pleistocene reefs of Barbados

@article{Martindale2004CalcifiedEA,
  title={Calcified epibionts as palaeoecological tools: examples from the Recent and Pleistocene reefs of Barbados},
  author={Wayne Martindale},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2004},
  volume={11},
  pages={167-177}
}
Calcified epibionts (crustose coralline algae, bryozoans, foraminiferans and serpulid worms) which colinize primary framebuilders of Recent Barbados reefs exhibit a well-defined zonation of species and morphological growth forms in response to environmental factors such as water turbulence and light. Exposed environments are characterized by thick crusts of coralline algae whereas cryptic environments are dominated by thin crusts of algae, bryozoans, foraminiferans and serpulid worms. A model… CONTINUE READING
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