Effects of sand deposition on scleractinian and alcyonacean corals

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The ability of corals to withstand experimental sand deposition was investigated for two experimental periods (17 hand 6 wk) in eight scleractinia (Favia favus, Favites pentagona, Platygyra daedalea, Gyrosmilia interrupta, Galaxeafascicularis, Cyphastrea chalcidicum, Favires abdita, Goniopora djiboutensis) and five alcyonacea (Lobophytum depressum, L… (More)

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