Reclutamiento de corales pétreos en arrecifes coralinos a diferentes distancias de fuentes de contaminación en La Habana, Cuba
Alcolado Prieto, P.
Caballero Aragón, H.
Alcolado, P. M.
Lopeztegui Castillo, A.
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The effect of pollution on coral recruitment has been insufficiently studied. This research deals with coral recruitment in coastal areas and aimed to determine the variations of density and dominant species of corals recruits in sites at different distances from pollution sources. The composition and structure of stony coral (scleractinian and milleporids) recruit associations were characterized in the fringing reef of Western Havana, Cuba. This reef is influenced by urban pollution from the Almendares River and a sewage outlet located at its mouth. Four sites were sampled on the upper fore reef escarpment at 10m deep every three months between July 2007 and May 2008. A 25cm side quadrat was used to determine the density and taxonomic composition of recruits smaller than 3cm in diameter. Sampling units were placed following a random-systematic pattern. The mean density of recruits was determined both at assemble and species level. Bifactoral ANOVA tests were applied to compar.....
Other TitleStony coral recruitment in coral reefs at different distances from pollution sources in Habana, Cuba.
JournalRevista de Biología Tropical
Spatial CoverageASW, Cuba
CitationRevista De Biología Tropical, 60 (3), p. 981-994
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