The Threatened Atlantic Elkhorn Coral, Acropora palmata: Population Dynamics and Their Policy Implications.

Article, Doctoral thesis English OPEN
Vardi, Tali;
(2011)
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: Atlantic elkhorn coral, Acropora palmata, staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis, species management, population model, sea urchin, Diadema antillarum | UCSD Dissertations, Academic Marine Biology. (Discipline) | Life Sciences

Fossil data from multiple locations indicates that Atlantic elkhorn coral, Acropora palmata, formed shallow reefs throughout the Caribbean Sea since the Pleistocene. Beginning in the 1980s A. palmata has declined to a small fraction of its formerly vast extent ... View more
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