Coral cavities are sinks of dissolved organic carbon (DOC)

@inproceedings{Goeij2007CoralCA,
  title={Coral cavities are sinks of dissolved organic carbon (DOC)},
  author={Jasper M. de Goeij and Fleur C. van Duyl},
  year={2007}
}
We studied the removal of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) by coral cavities of 50-250 dm3 at a depth range of 5-17 m along the coral reefs of Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, and the Berau area, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. We found significantly lower DOC concentrations in cavity water compared with ambient reef water. On average, DOC concentrations in cavity water were 15.1 ± 6.0 µmol L−1 (Curacao) and 4.0 ± 2.4 µmol L−1 (Berau) lower than in reef water. When the cavities were closed, DOC… CONTINUE READING

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