Reef waters stimulate substratum exploration in planulae from brooding Caribbean corals

@article{Gleason2009ReefWS,
  title={Reef waters stimulate substratum exploration in planulae from brooding Caribbean corals},
  author={Daniel F. Gleason and Bret S. Danilowicz and Cormac Nolan},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2009},
  volume={28},
  pages={549-554}
}
This study tested the hypothesis that waters surrounding reefs with healthy coral populations are more likely than degraded sites to induce planulae to navigate downward and begin benthic probing. [...] Key Method In the laboratory, larvae from two brooding Caribbean coral species, Agaricia tenuifolia and Porites astreoides, were introduced to seawater collected at (1) 1 m above shallow, healthy reef with high-coral cover, (2) 1 m above shallow, degraded reef with high-macroalgal cover, and (3) ~400 m ocean…Expand

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