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Population dynamics of corallivores (Drupella and Acanthaster) on coral reefs of Koh Tao, a diving destination in the Gulf of Thailand

@inproceedings{Scott2017PopulationDO,
  title={Population dynamics of corallivores (Drupella and Acanthaster) on coral reefs of Koh Tao, a diving destination in the Gulf of Thailand},
  author={C. Scott and R. Mehrotra and M. Hein and Moerland and B. W. Hoeksema},
  year={2017}
}
Diving-related tourism is known to contribute both directly and indirectly to reef degradation around the globe, including Koh Tao, a popular diving destination in the Gulf of Thailand. Of the known publications on reef threats at Koh Tao, only three mention the effects of highly abundant coral predators. The present study combines results of a nine-year long period (2006-2014) of reef surveys to evaluate the abundance and impact of corallivorous Drupella snails and Acanthaster sea stars in… Expand
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