Newly characterized distinct phases of the coral disease 'atramentous necrosis' on the Great Barrier Reef

Anthony, S.L., Page, C.A., Bourne, D.G., and Willis, B.L. (2008) Newly characterized distinct phases of the coral disease 'atramentous necrosis' on the Great Barrier Reef. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 81 (3). pp. 255-259.

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Abstract

Previously undetected earlier phases of the coral disease 'atramentous necrosis' are documented and described. New observations relating to the occurrence of initial stages and progression of the disease are reported, and potential cause(s) are examined. In direct contrast to earlier published findings, temperature data indicated that occurrence of early bleached stages of atramentous necrosis is not correlated with warmer water temperatures; however, the relationship between temperature and disease prevalence is still unclear.

Item ID: 6207
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: coral disease; lesions; water temperature; sediment; Great Barrier Reef; AFDC; marine sciences
ISSN: 1616-1580
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2010 04:44
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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