Responses of coral reefs and reef organisms to sedimentation

  title={Responses of coral reefs and reef organisms to sedimentation},
  author={Caroline S. Rogers},
Unprecedented development along tropical shorelines is causing severe degradation of coral reefs primarily from increases in sedimentation. Sediment particles smother reef organisms and reduce light available for photosynthesis. Excessive sedmentation can adversely affect the structure and function of the coral reef ecosystem by altering both physical and… CONTINUE READING