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Mass Explusion of Zooxanthellae by Easter island Corals

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Title: Mass Explusion of Zooxanthellae by Easter island Corals
Authors: Egana, Alfred Cea
DiSalvo, Louis H.
Issue Date: Jan 1982
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.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/409
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 36, Number 1, 1982



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