Documenting hurricane impacts on coral reefs using two-dimensional video-mosaic technology

Arthur C R Gleason, Diego Lirman, Dana Williams, Nuno R. Gracias, Brooke E. Gintert, Hossein Madjidi, Pamela R Reid, G. Chris Boynton, Shahriar Negahdaripour, Margaret Miller, Philip Kramer

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Abstract

Four hurricanes impacted the reefs of Florida in 2005. In this study, we evaluate the combined impacts of hurricanes Dennis, Katrina, Rita, and Wilma on a population of Acropora palmata using a newly developed video-mosaic methodology that provides a high-resolution, spatially accurate landscape view of the reef benthos. Storm damage to A. palmata was surprisingly limited; only 2 out of 19 colonies were removed from the study plot at Molasses Reef. The net tissue losses for those colonies that remained were only 10% and mean diameter of colonies decreased slightly from 88.4 to 79.6 cm. In contrast, the damage to the reef framework was more severe, and a large section (6 m in diameter) was dislodged, overturned, and transported to the bottom of the reef spur. The data presented here show that two-dimensional video-mosaic technology is well-suited to assess the impacts of physical disturbance on coral reefs and can be used to complement existing survey methodologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-258
Number of pages5
JournalMarine Ecology
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007

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Keywords

  • Acropora palmata
  • Florida
  • Hurricane damage
  • Reef framework damage
  • Video-mosaics

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Gleason, A. C. R., Lirman, D., Williams, D., Gracias, N. R., Gintert, B. E., Madjidi, H., ... Kramer, P. (2007). Documenting hurricane impacts on coral reefs using two-dimensional video-mosaic technology. Marine Ecology, 28(2), 254-258. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0485.2006.00140.x

Documenting hurricane impacts on coral reefs using two-dimensional video-mosaic technology. / Gleason, Arthur C R; Lirman, Diego; Williams, Dana; Gracias, Nuno R.; Gintert, Brooke E.; Madjidi, Hossein; Reid, Pamela R; Boynton, G. Chris; Negahdaripour, Shahriar; Miller, Margaret; Kramer, Philip.

In: Marine Ecology, Vol. 28, No. 2, 01.06.2007, p. 254-258.

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Gleason, ACR, Lirman, D, Williams, D, Gracias, NR, Gintert, BE, Madjidi, H, Reid, PR, Boynton, GC, Negahdaripour, S, Miller, M & Kramer, P 2007, 'Documenting hurricane impacts on coral reefs using two-dimensional video-mosaic technology', Marine Ecology, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 254-258. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0485.2006.00140.x
Gleason, Arthur C R ; Lirman, Diego ; Williams, Dana ; Gracias, Nuno R. ; Gintert, Brooke E. ; Madjidi, Hossein ; Reid, Pamela R ; Boynton, G. Chris ; Negahdaripour, Shahriar ; Miller, Margaret ; Kramer, Philip. / Documenting hurricane impacts on coral reefs using two-dimensional video-mosaic technology. In: Marine Ecology. 2007 ; Vol. 28, No. 2. pp. 254-258.
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