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Diseases, Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs) and Their Effects on Gulf Coral Populations and Communities

Diseases, Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs) and Their Effects on Gulf Coral Populations and Communities

Book Title

Coral Reefs of the Gulf

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Document Type

Book Chapter

Editors

Bernhard M. Riegl, Sam J. Purkis

Description

[Chapter Abstract] Corals in the Gulf exist in a harsh environment, which only allows a small subset of the typical Indo-Pacific fauna and flora to persist and/or form viable populations (Sheppard and Sheppard 1991; Sheppard et al. 1992; Samimi-Namin and van Ofwegen 2009; Chaps. 11 and 12). Environmental factors have been identified as the major killers of corals and these factors regulate population dynamics and coral reef community structure (Chaps. 2, 5, 10 and 16). Among these, extreme temperature variability, salinity variability and turbidity (as a result of coastal construction, Chap. 16) have been isolated as prime killers.

ISBN

978-94-007-3008-3

Publication Date

3-5-2012

Publisher

Springer, Dordrecht

Keywords

Coral Population, Harmful Alga Bloom, Bleaching Event, Coral Disease, Yellow Band

Disciplines

Marine Biology

Comments

© 2012 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

Part of the Coral Reefs of the World book series (CORW,volume 3)

ORCID ID

0000-0002-6003-9324

DOI

10.1007/978-94-007-3008-3_7

Diseases, Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs) and Their Effects on Gulf Coral Populations and Communities
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