Observation of algal colonization on Acropora aspera killed by Acanthaster planci

@article{Belk2004ObservationOA,
  title={Observation of algal colonization on Acropora aspera killed by Acanthaster planci},
  author={M. Belk and D. Belk},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={46},
  pages={29-32}
}
Algae started colonizing branches of the coral Acropora aspera (Dana) killed by the sea star Acanthaster planci (Linnaeus) within less than 24 hours. Two blue-greens ((Microcoleus lyngbyaceus (Crouan) Ag. and Hormothamnion solutum B. & F.)) dominated the early community but became less abundant than a brown ((Giffordia indica (Sonder) Papenfuss & Chihara)) after 26 days. 

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