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Variation in coral growth rates with depth at Discovery Bay, Jamaica

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Abstract

Growth rates, determined by X-radiographic measurement of skeletal extension, decreased with depth for four of six species of coral examined at Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Growth of Porites astreoides, Montastrea annularis, Colpophyllia natans, and Siderastrea siderea decreased significantly with depth over a 1- to 30-m depth range. In Montastrea cavernosa, the highest growth rate occurred in the middle of the sampled depth range. Agaricia agaricites had no measurable change in growth rate with depth. A compilation of available growth data for Atlantic and Pacific corals shows a strong pattern of highest growth rates a short distance below the surface and a decrease with depth.
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Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1985
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-88-074851
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Coral Reefs; (Germany, Federal Republic of); Journal Volume: 4
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ALGAE; PHOTOSYNTHESIS; CORALS; ANIMAL GROWTH; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; ATLANTIC OCEAN; DEPTH; JAMAICA; MEASURING METHODS; PACIFIC OCEAN; SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION; SPECIES DIVERSITY; SYMBIOSIS; VISIBLE RADIATION; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CNIDARIA; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DIMENSIONS; DISTRIBUTION; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; GREATER ANTILLES; GROWTH; ISLANDS; MEDICINE; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS; PLANTS; RADIATIONS; RADIOLOGY; SEAS; SURFACE WATERS; SYNTHESIS; WEST INDIES; 550500* - Metabolism; 550602 - Medicine- External Radiation in Diagnostics- (1980-)
OSTI ID:
5436778
Research Organizations:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
English
Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: CORFD
Submitting Site:
JMT
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Pages: 19-25
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Huston, M. Variation in coral growth rates with depth at Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Germany: N. p., 1985. Web.
Huston, M. Variation in coral growth rates with depth at Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Germany.
Huston, M. 1985. "Variation in coral growth rates with depth at Discovery Bay, Jamaica." Germany.
@misc{etde_5436778,
title = {Variation in coral growth rates with depth at Discovery Bay, Jamaica}
author = {Huston, M}
abstractNote = {Growth rates, determined by X-radiographic measurement of skeletal extension, decreased with depth for four of six species of coral examined at Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Growth of Porites astreoides, Montastrea annularis, Colpophyllia natans, and Siderastrea siderea decreased significantly with depth over a 1- to 30-m depth range. In Montastrea cavernosa, the highest growth rate occurred in the middle of the sampled depth range. Agaricia agaricites had no measurable change in growth rate with depth. A compilation of available growth data for Atlantic and Pacific corals shows a strong pattern of highest growth rates a short distance below the surface and a decrease with depth.}
journal = {Coral Reefs; (Germany, Federal Republic of)}
volume = {4}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Germany}
year = {1985}
month = {Jan}
}