Detection, pursuit, and overgrowth of tropical gorgonians by milleporid hydrocorals: perseus and medusa revisited.

@article{Wahle1980DetectionPA,
  title={Detection, pursuit, and overgrowth of tropical gorgonians by milleporid hydrocorals: perseus and medusa revisited.},
  author={Charles M Wahle},
  journal={Science},
  year={1980},
  volume={209 4457},
  pages={
          689-91
        }
}
Encounters leading to competitive interactions between colonies on coral reefs are to some extent accidents of patterns of recruitment and growth. In contrast, colonies of Millepora spp. actively detect nearby arborescent gorgonians and subsequently redirect growth in order to contact and overgrow them. Detection is dependent on water flow over the two colonies. 
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