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The influence of nearshore waters on corals of the Florida reef tract.

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2002
Title: The influence of nearshore waters on corals of the Florida reef tract.
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Name(s): Cook, Clayton B.
Mueller, E. M.
Ferrier, M. D.
Annis, E. R.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Date Issued: 2002
Publisher: CRC Press
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, FL
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 21 p.
Language(s): English
Identifier: FA00007396 (IID), 10.1201/9781420039412 (doi)
Note(s): Despite the widespread impression that Florida Bay and other nearshore waters are detrimentalto corals growing on the Florida Reef Tract, surprisingly few studies directly address this question.Hudson (1981) measured the linear growth of corals on a transect from the Keys to the Reef Tractstarting at Snake Creek and found that linear growth rate increased with distance from shore. Weexamined the possibility that nearshore waters particularly, those emanating from Florida Bay, areresponsible for decreased coral vigor (thus, reef development) in the Middle Keys by measuringthe growth and nutrient exposure of Montastraea faveolata explants over one year at two locationsnear Long Key, a site of maximal impact from inshore waters.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution 1398
This manuscript is an author version with the final publication available and may be cited as: Cook, C. B., Mueller, E. M., Ferrier, M. D., & Annis, E. (2002). The influence of nearshore waters on corals of the Florida reef tract. In J. W. Porter, & K. G. Porter (Eds.), The Everglades, Florida Bay and coral reefs of the Florida Keys: an ecosystem sourcebook (pp. 771-788). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Subject(s): Florida, Straits of
Reefs--Florida
Corals--Florida
Montastraea
Corals--Growth
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FA00007396
Links: https://doi.org/10.1201/9781420039412
Host Institution: FAU