Shifting roles of heterotrophy and autotrophy in coral energetics under varying turbidity.

  • Anthony, Fabricius
  • Published 2000 in
    Journal of experimental marine biology and…


Suspended particulate matter (SPM) strongly alters the trophic environment of photosymbiotic aquatic organisms. At high particles loads, phototrophic energy gains can be diminished due to light absorption by suspended particles, and stress from particle abrasion or deposition on tissues. However, energy gains are enhanced if organisms are able to use SPM as… (More)

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