Sensitivity of Calcification to Thermal Stress Varies among Genera of Massive Reef-Building Corals

Periodo de realización: 2012/06/01 al 2012/01/01

Tipo: Artículo científico

Lugar(es) de estudio: Puerto Morelos, Q.R., México
Resumen: "Reductions in calcification in reef-building corals occur when thermal conditions are suboptimal, but it is unclear how they vary between genera in response to the same thermal stress event. Using densitometry techniques, we investigate reductions in the calcification rate of massive Porites spp. from the Great Barrier Reef (GBR), and P. astreoides, Montastraea faveolata, and M. franksi from the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef (MBR), and correlate them to thermal stress associated with ocean warming. Results show that Porites spp. are more sensitive to increasing temperature than Montastraea,"

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