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Vitality of reef coral populations off Key Largo, Florida: Recruitment and mortality

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Title: Vitality of reef coral populations off Key Largo, Florida: Recruitment and mortality.
Name(s): Dustan, Phillip, creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1977
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Extent: 9 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3176691 (digitool), FADT3176691 (IID), fau:5848 (fedora), 10.1007/BF02430665 (doi)
Note(s): Recently, questions about the health of the coral reefs of the Florida Keys have been raised. Estimates of net recruitment and mortality of reef corals on Carysfort Reef, Key Largo, Florida, suggest that these populations declined over the 14 month interval studied. The greatest rate of change on Carysfort Reef, the most well developed reef in the northern Keys, occurred in the zone of richest coverage by corals. Water pollution associated with the tremendous increase in the human population of South Florida in the last twenty years may be contributing to the reef's decline.
This manuscript is an author version with the final publicationavailable at and may be cited as: Dustan, P. (1977). Vitality of reef coralpopulations off Key Largo, Florida: Recruitment and mortality. Environmental Geology, 2(1), 51-58. doi:10.1007/BF02430665
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #69.
Subject(s): Reefs
Coral reefs and islands--Florida
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Restrictions on Access: ©1977 Springer-Verlag
Host Institution: FAU