Non-colonial coral macro-borers as indicators of coral reef status in the South Pacific of Costa Rica.

  title={Non-colonial coral macro-borers as indicators of coral reef status in the South Pacific of Costa Rica.},
  author={Ana Cl{\'a}udia Fonseca and Harlan K. Dean and J. Cortes},
  journal={Revista de biologia tropical},
  volume={54 1},
Coral reef status was surveyed in three south Pacific coral reefs of Costa Rica, one in Caño Island and two in Golfo Dulce, and the density, richness and distribution of non-colonial macro borers (> 1 mm) was determined in dead and live coral fragments from these reefs. Based upon traditional indicators of degradation such as high particulate suspended matter and low live coral cover, the reefs at Caño Island are in better condition than those at Golfo Dulce. Reef degradation in Golfo Dulce is… CONTINUE READING
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