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Natural history of coral−algae competition across a gradient of human activity in the Line Islands

KL Barott, GJ Williams, MJA Vermeij, J Harris, JE Smith, FL Rohwer, SA Sandin
2012 Marine Ecology Progress Series  
Competition between corals and algae is common on healthy reefs, but certain types of algae (e.g. turf algae, inset) are more harmful to corals than others (e.g. crustose coralline algae, main photo), and these negative effects can be exacerbated by human activities. Photo: Katie Barott KEY WORDS: Crustose coralline algae · Turf algae · Macroalgae · Coral reef . Interaction · Line Islands Resale or republication not permitted without written consent of the publisher Editorial responsibility:
more » ... responsibility: Peter Edmunds,
doi:10.3354/meps09874 fatcat:gjaahkecsrdqpiuuhgnio5sk2q