Ecological structure and dynamics of nearshore hard-bottom communities in the Florida Keys

M. Chiappone, K. M. Sullivan

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Abstract

Nearshore hard-bottom communities were characterized by low relief, low coral cover (<1%), a visual dominance of octocorals, and a seasonal change in algal abundance. Changes observed on nearshore communities included an increase in algal coverage and a mass mortality of milleporid hydrocorals associated with hyperthermal conditions in nearshore waters during summer 1991. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)747-756
Number of pages10
JournalBulletin of Marine Science
Volume54
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science

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