Ecological and genetic data indicate recovery of the endangered coral Acropora palmata in Los Roques, Southern Caribbean

@article{Zubillaga2007EcologicalAG,
  title={Ecological and genetic data indicate recovery of the endangered coral Acropora palmata in Los Roques, Southern Caribbean},
  author={Ainhoa L. Zubillaga and Luz Maria Mu{\~n}oz Marquez and Aldo Cr{\'o}quer and C Joimer Antonio Bastidas},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2007},
  volume={27},
  pages={63-72}
}
The rapid decline of Acropora cervicornis and Acropora palmata has often been linked with coral reef deterioration in the Caribbean; yet, it remains controversial whether these species are currently recovering or still declining. In this study, the status of ten populations of A. palmata in Los Roques National Park (LRNP), Venezuela is presented. Six of these populations showed signs of recovery. Ten 80 m2 belt-transects were surveyed at each of the ten reef sites. Within belt-transects, each… CONTINUE READING

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