Mass Explusion of Zooxanthellae by Easter island Corals

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1982-01
Authors
Egana, Alfred Cea
DiSalvo, Louis H.
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University of Hawai’i Press
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.
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Egana AC, DiSalvo LH. 1982. Mass expulsion of zooxanthellae by Easter Island corals. Pac Sci 36(1): 61-63.
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