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Mass Explusion of Zooxanthellae by Easter island Corals
|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.
|Appears in Collections:||Pacific Science Volume 36, Number 1, 1982|
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