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SYSTEMATIC VARIATIONS IN THE DEPTH OF SKELETON OCCUPIED BY CORAL TISSUE IN MASSIVE COLONIES OF PORITES FROM THE GREAT-BARRIER-REEF

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dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science (aims) en
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor.author LOUGH, JM
dc.contributor.author BARNES, DJ
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-28T06:49:54Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-21T01:20:02Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-21T01:20:02Z
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-01T03:21:35Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-28T06:49:54Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-28T06:49:54Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-21T01:20:02Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-01T03:21:35Z
dc.date.issued 1992-01-01
dc.identifier 2410 en
dc.identifier.citation Barnes DJ and Lough JM (1992) Systematic variations in the depth of skeleton occupied by coral tissue in massive colonies of Porites from the Great Barrier Reef. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 159: 113-128. en
dc.identifier.issn 0022-0981
dc.identifier.uri http://epubs.aims.gov.au/11068/2410
dc.description Link to abstract/full text - http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0022098192902618 en
dc.description.abstract The depth of skeleton occupied by tissue was measured in 284 colonies of massive Porites from 46 reefs along the length of the Great Barrier Reef. These colonies ranged in height from 42 mm to 8 m. Average tissue layer thickness was 5.43 +/- 1.48 mm (range 2.13-10.20 mm). The thickness of the tissue layer did not vary with species. The tissue layer thinned from the summit to the sides of all but the smallest colonies. It also increased in thickness with increasing colony size and varied between location at which colonies were collected. Seasonal and year-to-year variations in tissue thickness could not be adequately separated within the data set. Despite the equivocal nature of some results, the study clearly identifies factors which must be considered in future experimental designs aimed at testing sources of variation in tissue layer thickness. Systematic variations in the depth of skeleton occupied by the tissue layer are important to understanding the development of density banding and may also provide a simple measure of the health and performance of corals and coral reefs.
dc.description.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0022098192902618 en
dc.language English
dc.language en en
dc.publisher Elsevier Science en
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dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology - pages: 159: 113-128 en
dc.relation.isreferencedby Link to Metadata Record - http://data.aims.gov.au/metadataviewer/uuid/5cd7cd11-92e4-468c-b55f-e2f02d9aa1ff en
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dc.subject Tissue Thickness
dc.subject Marine & Freshwater Biology
dc.subject Ecology
dc.subject Porites
dc.subject Growth
dc.subject Coral
dc.subject Environmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.title SYSTEMATIC VARIATIONS IN THE DEPTH OF SKELETON OCCUPIED BY CORAL TISSUE IN MASSIVE COLONIES OF PORITES FROM THE GREAT-BARRIER-REEF
dc.type journal article en
dc.identifier.wos WOS:A1992JG12600008


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