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

@inproceedings{Ginsburg2001PartialMO,
  title={Partial mortality of massive reef-building corals: An index of patch reef condition, Florida Reef Tract},
  author={Robert N. Ginsburg and Eberhard Gischler and William E. Kiene},
  year={2001}
}
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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