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Notes. On the Existence of a Coral Reef Regenerative Sediment

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Title:Notes. On the Existence of a Coral Reef Regenerative Sediment
Authors:Di Salvo, Louis H.
Date Issued:Jan 1969
Publisher:University of Hawai'i Press
Citation:Di Salvo LH. 1969. Notes. On the existence of a coral reef regenerative sediment. Pac Sci 23(1): 129.
Abstract:Calcareous Detrial Sediment has been recovered
from the interiors of semiconsolidated
ramose non-living coral formations of several
coral reef areas. While collecting invertebrates
from Indian Ocean coral reefs during participation
in the International Indian Ocean Expedition
(1963), I was impressed by the general
presence of a muddy sediment which was released
into the water when the dead coral substratum
was broken up. The presence of such a
sediment seemed unusual in view of the normal
clarity of the typically unproductive reef waters
and the absence of land-derived sediments. At
that time I began hypothesizing about the sediment
dynamics and decomposer function in
coral reef microenvironments.
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 23, Number 1, 1969

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