Yellow band and dark spot syndromes in Caribbean corals: distribution, rate of spread, cytology, and effects on abundance and division rate of zooxanthellae

@article{Cervio2004YellowBA,
  title={Yellow band and dark spot syndromes in Caribbean corals: distribution, rate of spread, cytology, and effects on abundance and division rate of zooxanthellae},
  author={Javier Cervi{\~n}o and Thomas J. Goreau and Ivan Nagelkerken and Garriet W. Smith and richard. hayes},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={460},
  pages={53-63}
}
Yellow band and dark spot syndromes have been frequently observed to affect coral species throughout the Caribbean within the last 10 years. These syndromes significantly impair at least three important reef-building species. Yellow band (also known as yellow blotch) appears as rings or blotches on Montastrea annularis throughout the Caribbean. The coral tissue necrosis occurs at a rate of approximately 0.6 cm/month. Transect measurements at various locations indicated that as many as 90% of M… CONTINUE READING
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