Response: Coral Reefs and Carbon Dioxide

H. Kayanne
1996 Science  
Loss of coral reef habitat is often associated with transitions to benthic communities dominated by noncalcareous benthos (4, 8). The results of Kayanne et al. (1) reveal metabolic measures to be sensitive indicators of reef health ( 9 ), but the findings more likely reflect the condition of the local sampling site than the normal behavior of healthy reef communities.
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