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Title: Mass Explusion of Zooxanthellae by Easter island Corals 
Author: Egana, Alfred Cea; DiSalvo, Louis H.
Date: 1982-01
Publisher: University of Hawai’i Press
Citation: Egana AC, DiSalvo LH. 1982. Mass expulsion of zooxanthellae by Easter Island corals. Pac Sci 36(1): 61-63.
Abstract: Hermatypic corals of Easter Island lost their zooxanthellae
following a torrential downpour in mid-June 1980. Whitened corals were seen
islandwide in a patchy distributional pattern. Corals recovered their coloration
within 2-3 months. This was the only occurrence of this phenomenon in
memory of the older islanders, which spans a period in excess of 50 yr.
ISSN: 0030-8870

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