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Caribbean Coral Reef - Astrophysics Data System

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Last Updated: 06 August 2022

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Chemical defenses and resource trade-offs structure sponge communities on Caribbean coral reefs

Across the Caribbean, sponges and sponge predators were tested on coral reefs throughout the region, from heavily overfished sites to protected marine reserves. High predator numbers were linked to a high number of chemically protected sponge species, but reefs with few predators were dominated by undefended sponge species, which grow or reproduce faster than defended species.

Source link: https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014PNAS..111.4151L/abstract

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