Coral mortality following extreme low tides and high solar radiation

@article{Anthony2007CoralMF,
  title={Coral mortality following extreme low tides and high solar radiation},
  author={Kenneth R N Anthony and Ailsa P. Kerswell},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={151},
  pages={1623-1631}
}
Extreme tidal events are one of the most predictable natural disturbances in marine benthic habitats and are important determinants of zonation patterns in intertidal benthic communities. On coral reefs, spring low tides are recurrent disturbances, but are rarely reported to cause mass mortality. However, in years when extremely low tides coincide with high noon irradiances, they have the potential to cause widespread damage. Here, we report on such an event on a fringing coral reef in the… Expand
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