Episodic nutrient transport to Florida coral reefs


This study documents the changes in nutrient fluxes associated with internal tidal bores arriving on Florida Keys coral reefs and points to biological use of subthermocline nitrate brought onshore by this mechanism. Internal bores on Conch Reef, Florida Keys, are associated with concentrations of 1.0–4.0 mmol L21 nitrate (NO ) and 0.1–0.3 3 mmol L21 soluble… (More)


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