Historical insights on growth rates of the reef-building corals Pavona gigantea and Porites panamensis from the Northeastern tropical Pacific.

Abstract

Historical coral growth assessed by sclerochronology records provides an environmental retrospective and future perspective on the maintenance of coral-reef ecosystems. Three growth parameters, extension rate, skeletal density, and calcification rate were evaluated over the past two decade's interval (1988-2013) in different gender of two massive corals… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2017.10.004

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