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METABOLIC PERFORMANCE OF A SHALLOW REEF PATCH NEAR EILAT ON THE RED-SEA

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dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science (aims) en
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor H Steinitz Marine Lab
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor.author LAZAR, B
dc.contributor.author BARNES, DJ
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-21T01:12:29Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-21T01:12:29Z
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-28T06:47:20Z
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-01T03:11:42Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-21T01:12:29Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-21T01:12:29Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-28T06:47:20Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-01T03:11:42Z
dc.date.issued 1993-01-01
dc.identifier 2540 en
dc.identifier.citation Barnes DJ and Lazar B (1993) Metabolic performance of a shallow reef patch near Eilat on the Red Sea. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 174: 1-13. en
dc.identifier.issn 0022-0981
dc.identifier.uri http://epubs.aims.gov.au/11068/2540
dc.description.abstract Productivity and calcification were measured across a small, representative patch of the fringing reef near-Eilat, Israel in early March 1990. Measurements were made by floating an instrument package across the reef patch with the current and measuring changes in oxygen concentration and pH together with water temperature and light intensity (photosynthetically active radiation). Average rates of photosynthesis, respiration, calcification and solution of reef rock were estimated for the reef patch at different times of the day and, hence, at different light intensities. Light response curves were constructed for productivity and calcification and used, together with the diurnal light regime, to provide estimates for daily metabolic performance. Gross productivity for the reef patch was 12.3 gC . m-2 . d-1. The production: respiration ratio was 1.6:1. Net calcification was 16.3 gCaCO3 . m-2 . d-1, which extrapolates to 6.0 kgCaCO3 . m-2 . year-1. Although the reef is growing at high latitude, in a hypersaline environment, and is subject to unnatural pressures, its metabolic performance matches the performance of equivalent reefal areas in the tropical Indo-Pacific.
dc.language English
dc.language en en
dc.publisher Elsevier Science en
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology - pages: 174: 1-13 en
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dc.subject Ph
dc.subject Metabolic Performance
dc.subject Marine & Freshwater Biology
dc.subject Ecology
dc.subject Red Sea
dc.subject Community Structure
dc.subject Productivity
dc.subject Calcification
dc.subject Pollution
dc.subject Reef Patch
dc.subject Environmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subject Gulf
dc.subject Coral Reefs
dc.subject Eilat
dc.title METABOLIC PERFORMANCE OF A SHALLOW REEF PATCH NEAR EILAT ON THE RED-SEA
dc.type journal article en
dc.identifier.wos WOS:A1993MN44600001


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