Is tourism affecting polychaete assemblages associated with rhodolith beds in Northeastern Brazil?

  title={Is tourism affecting polychaete assemblages associated with rhodolith beds in Northeastern Brazil?},
  author={Dim{\'i}tri de Ara{\'u}jo Costa and Francisco de Assis da Silva and Jos{\'e} Marcelino de Lima Silva and Amaury Ramos Pereira and Marina Dolbeth and Martin Lindsey Christoffersen and Reinaldo Farias Paiva de Lucena},
  journal={Revista de Biolog{\'i}a Tropical},
ABSTRACT. Introduction: Rhodoliths are biogenic structures distributed worldwide, formed by several types of calcareous algae. They may host a great diversity of marine invertebrates, among which polychaetes are conspicuous and diversified representatives. Rhodolith beds are notwithstanding vulnerable to several human activities (e.g. exploitation of commercial species associated with rhodoliths, petroleum exploration, fishing activities, effluent discharges, and tourism), which may compromise… Expand
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