Reef development at Inhaca Island, Mozambique: coral communities and impacts of the 1999/2000 Southern African floods.

@article{Perry2003ReefDA,
  title={Reef development at Inhaca Island, Mozambique: coral communities and impacts of the 1999/2000 Southern African floods.},
  author={Christopher T. Perry},
  journal={Ambio},
  year={2003},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={134-9}
}
Inhaca Island, southern Mozambique, is located towards the southerly latitudinal limits of coral reef growth. Reef development is restricted to the margins of channels which dissect intertidal flats on the Maputo Bay side of the island, and to depths of around 6 m. In contrast to lower latitude reefs, reef development is therefore both spatially and bathymetrically restricted (largely due to high turbidity levels). These natural stress levels were exacerbated, via increased freshwater and… CONTINUE READING

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