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Caribbean Coral Reefs - 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

We monitored sponges and sponge predators on coral reefs around the Caribbean, ranging from heavily overfished sites to protected marine reserves. High predator numbers were correlated with a high number of chemically protected sponge species on a shelf, 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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