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Thermal Tolerance in Tropical Versus Subtropical Pacific Reef Corals

  title={Thermal Tolerance in Tropical Versus Subtropical Pacific Reef Corals},
  author={S. Coles and P. Jokiel and C. Lewis},
ABST RA CT : Upper lethal temperature tol eranc es of reef corals in H awaii and at Enewetak, Marshall Islands, were determined in the field and under controlled laboratory conditions. Enewetak corals survived in situ temperatures of nearl y 34° C, whereas 32° C was leth al to Hawaiian corals for similar short-term exposures. Laboratory determinations indicate that th e upper therm al limits of Hawaiian corals are app roximately 2° C less th an congeners from th e tropical Pacific. Differences… Expand

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