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Deepest distribution of Atlantic hermatypic corals discovered in the Bahamas

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1985
Title: Deepest distribution of Atlantic hermatypic corals discovered in the Bahamas.
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Name(s): Reed, John K.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Date Issued: 1985
Publisher: Antenne Museum-Ephe
Place of Publication: Moorea, French Polynesia
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 7 p.
Language(s): English
Identifier: FA00007029 (IID)
Note(s): Hermatypic c orals were c ollected in deep water with the JOHNSON-SEA -LINK submersibles on thewestern and southern margins of the Little Bahama Bank ( LBB), northern Grand Bahama Bank (GBB) , and SanSalvador Island, Bahamas. The deepest distribution of hermatypic corals known in the Atlantic Ocean wasfound at San Salvador. Agaricia grahamae was collected from a firm attachment on the wall at 115m(observed to 119m), and Montastrea cavernosa from 113m. When compared with the other collection sites,maximum depth of coral growths was shallowest off western LBB (A. grahamae - 76m, M. cavernosa -6 1m,Madracis decactis -75m ) and northern GBB ( Agaricia sp . - 76m) , and was intermediate off southern LBB (M.decactis - 98m, M. cavernosa - 93m, A. grahamae -91m).
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution 448
This manuscript is an author version with the final publication available and may be cited as: Reed, J. K. (1985). Deepest distribution of Atlantic hermatypic corals discovered in the Bahamas. In C. Gabrie & M. Harmelin (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fifth International Coral Reef Congress. Tahiti, 27 May -1 June 1985. Vol. 6 (pp. 249-254). Moorea, French Polynesia: Antenne Museum-Ephe.
Subject(s): Corals--Bahamas
Stony corals
Scleractinia
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FA00007029
Host Institution: FAU