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Monitoring of coral reef communities from natural reserves in Puerto Rico Isla Desecheo, Isla de Mona, Rincon, Guanica, Ponce, Caja de Muerto and Mayaguez, 2008-2009


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Title:
Monitoring of coral reef communities from natural reserves in Puerto Rico Isla Desecheo, Isla de Mona, Rincon, Guanica, Ponce, Caja de Muerto and Mayaguez, 2008-2009
Author(s):
García-Sais, Jorge R.
Castro, Roberto.
Sabater-Clavell, J.
Esteves-Amador, Rene F.
Williams, Stephanie, 1980-
Carlo, Milton.
Alicea, Eileen.
United States, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Coral Reef Conservation Program (U.S.)
Corporate Name:
United States, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Coral Reef Conservation Program (U.S.)
Dates of Publication:
2009
Abstract:
During the present 2008-09 monitoring survey, live coral cover presented a pattern of mild increments relative to 2007-08 levels for most reef sites monitored, related in part to what appears to be a recuperation response of M. annularis. Differences were not statistically significant, but the trend represents at least, a reversal from the continued decline of live coral measured until 2007. An exception to this trend was observed at the Acropora palmata finging reef of Tres Palmas in Rincon. This reef is now affected by an infectious disease that was preliminarily identified as 'white pox', also known as 'patchy necrosis' and a trend of declining cover appears to be emerging"--Excutive summary.
Keywords:
Coral reef ecology
Coral reef fishes
Coral reef management
Coral reefs and islands
Corals
Monitoring
Reefs
Place Keywords:
Puerto Rico
Local Corporate Name:
CoRIS (Coral Reef Information System)
Type of Resource:
Professional Paper
Note:
During the present 2008-09 monitoring survey, live coral cover presented a pattern of mild increments relative to 2007-08 levels for most reef sites monitored, related in part to what appears to be a recuperation response of M. annularis. Differences were not statistically significant, but the trend represents at least, a reversal from the continued decline of live coral measured until 2007. An exception to this trend was observed at the Acropora palmata finging reef of Tres Palmas in Rincon. This reef is now affected by an infectious disease that was preliminarily identified as 'white pox', also known as 'patchy necrosis' and a trend of declining cover appears to be emerging"--Excutive summary.
2009
CoRIS (Coral Reef Information System)
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