Evidence of the role of Diadema antillarum in the promotion of coral settlement and survivorship

@article{Macintyre2005EvidenceOT,
  title={Evidence of the role of Diadema antillarum in the promotion of coral settlement and survivorship},
  author={Ian G. Macintyre and Peter W. Glynn and F. Hinds},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2005},
  volume={24},
  pages={273-273}
}
Coral Reefs (2005) 24: 273 DOI 10.1007/s00338-005-0492-4 Reef sites In 1993, a seawall consisting of large limestone blocks was constructed off the south coast of Barbados to prevent beach erosion during major storms. In September 2004, we observed numerous mature Diadema antillarum on the leeward side of this wall (Fig.1a), in concentrations of up to 5/sq. m. These sea urchins had grazed and cleared some surface areas of filamentous and macroalgae, evidently promoting the growth of both… CONTINUE READING