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Effects of low water temperature on growth and magnesium carbonate concentrations in the cold-water gorgonian Primnoa pacifica

@article{Matsumoto2007EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of low water temperature on growth and magnesium carbonate concentrations in the cold-water gorgonian Primnoa pacifica},
  author={A. K. Matsumoto},
  journal={Bulletin of Marine Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={81},
  pages={423-435}
}
  • A. K. Matsumoto
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Bulletin of Marine Science
  • The large cold-water coral species found near Japan, Primnoa pacifica (Kinoshita, 1907), was investigated to estimate the effects of water temperature on its growth rate and magnesium concentration in coral sclerites. The coral inhabits water of approximately 0.6-0.7 °C, the lowest temperature recorded for this genus. Axial growth rate, estimated by counting annual growth rings, was about 0.24 mm yr-1. Compared to the growth rate of Primnoa corals in the NE Pacific and Atlantic Oceans at water… CONTINUE READING
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