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Partial mortality of massive reef-building corals: An index of patch reef condition, Florida Reef Tract

@article{Ginsburg2001PartialMO,
  title={Partial mortality of massive reef-building corals: An index of patch reef condition, Florida Reef Tract},
  author={R. Ginsburg and E. Gischler and W. Kiene},
  journal={Bulletin of Marine Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={69},
  pages={1149-1173}
}
  • R. Ginsburg, E. Gischler, W. Kiene
  • Published 2001
  • Biology
  • Bulletin of Marine Science
  • Patch reefs are by far the most numerous reef type of the Florida Reef Tract. As they occur along the inner shelf, they are the nearest reefs to potential anthropogenic impacts from the islands of the Florida Keys by runoff of pollutants, fishing, boating and diving. Massive corals of four genera (Montastraea spp., Diploria spp., Siderastrea siderea and Colpophyllia natans) are the major reef builders of the patch reefs distributed discontinuously along some 200 km between the latitudes of… CONTINUE READING
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