Cumulative impacts: thermally bleached corals have reduced capacity to clear deposited sediment

  title={Cumulative impacts: thermally bleached corals have reduced capacity to clear deposited sediment},
  author={Pia Bessell-Browne and Andrew P Negri and Rebecca Fisher and Peta L Clode and Ross J. Jones},
  booktitle={Scientific Reports},
The interaction between local, anthropogenic stressors, and larger scale regional/global stressors, is often used to explain the current poor condition of many corals reefs. This form of cumulative pressure is clearly manifested by situations where dredging projects happen to coincide with marine heatwaves that have caused coral bleaching. A key pressure associated with dredging is elevated sedimentation. In this study, 3 coral species (Acropora millepora, Porites spp. and Turbinaria reniformis… CONTINUE READING
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