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Distribution and structure of deep-water Oculina varicosa coral reefs off central eastern Florida

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Date Issued:
1980
Title: Distribution and structure of deep-water Oculina varicosa coral reefs off central eastern Florida.
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Name(s): Reed, John K., creator
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1980
Publisher: Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
Extent: 12 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3172849 (digitool), FADT3172849 (IID), fau:5689 (fedora)
Note(s): Data on the distribution and growth-form of the scleractinian Ocu/ina varicusa were compiled from 135 submersible dives with the JOHNSON-SEA-L1NK submersibles and 57 dredge and trawl records by the R/V GOSNOLD and R/V AQUARIUS. A deep-water form of O. varicosa, lacking zooxanthellae, was found in depths of 50 to 100 m off central eastern Florida. These colonies are arborescent with highly anastomosed, irregular dendritic branches. Over 50 sites were located at which living colonies of O. varicosa from 0.25 to 2 m diameter occur either singly or as sparsely scattered groups.
This manuscript is available at http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/bms and may be cited as: Reed, J. K. (1980). Distribution and structure of deep-water Oculina varicosa coral reefs off central eastern Florida. Bulletin of Marine Science, 30(3), 667-677.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #193.
Subject(s): Oculinidae --Classification
Scleractinia
Coral reefs and islands
Ocean currents
Oceanographic submersibles
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3172849
Restrictions on Access: ©1980 Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
Host Institution: FAU