Efficient light harvesting in deep-water zooxanthellate corals

@inproceedings{Kahng2012EfficientLH,
  title={Efficient light harvesting in deep-water zooxanthellate corals},
  author={Samuel E. Kahng and Eric J. Hochberg and Amy Apprill and Daniel R. Wagner and Daniel Garcia Luck and Denise I. Perez and Robert Richard Bidigare},
  year={2012}
}
The vertical zonation of dominant megabenthic, photosynthetic taxa suggests that differential photosynthetic capabilities enable specialized, low-light zooxanthellate corals to dominate at depths where shallow-water corals become light limited. This study examines the ecophysiology of deep-water (68−113 m) Leptoseris spp. and shallow-water (2−15 m) Porites spp. zooxanthellate corals from Hawai‘i by comparing spectral absorbance properties and photosynthetic pigment concentrations to the… CONTINUE READING

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