Fast Growth May Impair Regeneration Capacity in the Branching Coral Acropora muricata

Fast Growth May Impair Regeneration Capacity in the Branching Coral Acropora muricata Vianney Denis, Mireille M. M. Guillaume, Madeleine Goutx, Stéphane de Palmas, Julien Debreuil, Andrew C. Baker, Roxane K. Boonstra, J. Henrich Bruggemann Research Article | published 30 Aug 2013 PLOS ONE http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0072618 At the sheltered site characterized by high temperatures, temperature variations, and irradiance levels, regeneration […]

Trophic dynamics of scleractinian corals: stable isotope evidence

Trophic dynamics of scleractinian corals: stable isotope evidence Pascale Tremblay, Jean François Maguer, Renaud Grover, Christine Ferrier-Pagès The Journal of Experimental Biology  2015  218: 1223-1234;  doi: 10.1242/jeb.115303 Many interesting points and observations about nutrient usage in this one, but going with this quote: …heterotrophy is an important process for the acquisition of nutrients, especially nitrogen, and the build up of the coral biomass, […]

Bacterivory in algae: A survival strategy during nutrient limitation

Article Link: Bacterivory in algae: A survival strategy during nutrient limitation Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Table of Contents, Vol. 38 (2), 1993 NYGAARD, KARI, AND AUGUST TOBIESEN “Bacterivory in algae: A survival strategy during nutrient limitation” p.273-279 PDF Link Bacteria have a high P content even when phosphate is limited (Andersen […]

Function of Funnel-Shaped Coral Growth in a High-Sedimentation Environment

Function of Funnel-Shaped Coral Growth in a High-Sedimentation Environment Bernhard Riegl, Carlton Heine, and George M. Branch. 1996. Function of Funnel-Shaped Coral Growth in a High-Sedimentation Environment .Marine Ecology Progress Series : 87 -93. http://nsuworks.nova.edu/occ_facarticles/336. “Current speeds between 30 and 90 cm s-1 were enough to clean the funnels of 3 experimental grain sizes (coarse, […]