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Thermal Tolerance in Tropical Versus Subtropical Pacific Reef Corals

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Item Summary Coles, Stephen L. Jokiel, Paul L. Lewis, Clark R. 2009-09-01T04:16:48Z 2009-09-01T04:16:48Z 1976-04
dc.identifier.citation Coles SL, Jokiel PL, Lewis CR. 1976. Thermal tolerance in tropical versus subtropical Pacific reef corals. Pac Sci 30(2): 159-166.
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870
dc.description.abstract Upper lethal temperature tolerances of reef corals in Hawaii and at Enewetak, Marshall Islands, were determined in the field and under controlled laboratory conditions. Enewetak corals survived in situ temperatures of nearly 34° C, whereas 32° C was lethal to Hawaiian corals for similar short-term exposures. Laboratory determinations indicate that the upper thermal limits of Hawaiian corals are approximately 2° C less than congeners from the tropical Pacific. Differences in coral thermal tolerances correspond to differences in the ambient temperature patterns between geographic areas.
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii Press
dc.title Thermal Tolerance in Tropical Versus Subtropical Pacific Reef Corals
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 30, Number 2, 1976

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