Effect of naturally changing zooplankton concentrations on feeding rates of two coral species in the Eastern Pacific

@inproceedings{Palardy2006EffectON,
  title={Effect of naturally changing zooplankton concentrations on feeding rates of two coral species in the Eastern Pacific},
  author={James E. Palardy and Andr{\'e}a G Grottoli and Kathryn A. Matthews},
  year={2006}
}
Zooplankton concentrations are known to vary by as much as an order of magnitude over a lunar cycle. Here, we conducted an experiment to determine the effect of ambient zooplankton concentrations over a lunar cycle on feeding rates of the corals Pavona gigantea (Verrill) (mounding coral, 3.0 mm diameter polyps) and Pocillopora damicornis (Linnaeus) (branching coral, 1.0 mm diameter polyps) in situ on a shallow reef at Isla Contadora, Gulf of Panamá (Pacific), Panamá. Coral fragments exposed to… CONTINUE READING

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