Sewage pollution in Negril, Jamaica: effects on nutrition and ecology of coral reef macroalgae

@article{Lapointe2011SewagePI,
  title={Sewage pollution in Negril, Jamaica: effects on nutrition and ecology of coral reef macroalgae},
  author={Brian E. Lapointe and Katy Thacker and Chad W. Hanson and Linval Getten},
  journal={Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology},
  year={2011},
  volume={29},
  pages={775-789}
}
Coral reefs in the Negril Marine Park (NMP), Jamaica, have been increasingly impacted by nutrient pollution and macroalgal blooms following decades of intensive development as a major tourist destination. A baseline survey of DIN and SRP concentrations, C:N:P and stable nitrogen isotope ratios (δ15N) of abundant reef macroalgae on shallow and deep reefs of the NMP in 1998 showed strong P-limitation and evidence of increasing sewage pollution. In 1999, a sewage collection and treatment project… 

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