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, […]

High phosphate uptake requirements of the scleractinian coral Stylophora pistillata

High phosphate uptake requirements of the scleractinian coral Stylophora pistillata Claire Godinot, Renaud Grover, Denis Allemand, Christine Ferrier-Pagès The Journal of Experimental Biology  2011  214: 2749-2754;  doi: 10.1242/jeb.054239  http://jeb.biologists.org/content/214/16/2749 Also poorly understood in the nutrient balance is phosphate’s role. This sheds light on why zero is not the goal. Addition of ammonium or nitrate (up to 6.0 μmol l–1) did not enhance saturated phosphate […]

Ratio of Energy and Nutrient Fluxes Regulates Symbiosis between Zooxanthellae and Corals

Ratio of Energy and Nutrient Fluxes Regulates Symbiosis between Zooxanthellae and Corals Dubinsky Z, Jokiel PL. 1994. Ratio of energy and nutrient fluxes regulates symbiosis between zooxanthellae and corals. Pac Sci 48(3): 313-324. http://hdl.handle.net/10125/2241 Full article available. (See also: https://pacificscience.wordpress.com/open-access-v1-v54/pacific-science-48-1994/) [Summarizing] the main interactions and feedback mechanisms connecting light intensity, nutrient level, and feeding in […]