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- Petrescu, Iorgu; Chatterjee, Tapas; Schizas, Nikolaos V.
- Caribbean journal of science 2016 v.49 no.1 pp. 17-26
- Cumacea; corals; ecosystems; new species; reefs; taxonomic keys; Caribbean Sea; United States; Virgin Islands of the United States
- ... A new species of the genus Campylaspis G.O. Sars, C. grazielae and also Campylaspis sp. are described from the mesophotic coral ecosystems of St. John, US Virgin Islands, Caribbean Sea. Similarities and dissimilarities with related species are discussed and a taxonomic key is provided for the Western Atlantic species of the genus Campylaspis. With the addition of C. grazielae sp. nov. described he ...
- Browning, Trevor N.; Sawyer, Derek E.; Larson, Rebekka A.; O'Donnell, Brady; Hadfield, Josie; Brooks, Gregg R.
- Caribbean journal of science 2016 v.49 no.1 pp. 38-56
- basins; carbonates; coral reefs; digital elevation models; ecosystems; islands; marine environment; national parks; population growth; sediments; streams; watersheds; weathering; United States; Virgin Islands of the United States
- ... Tropical islands such as St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands are naturally susceptible to terrigenous (land-based) sediment erosion due to their high-relief slopes, fast weathering rates, and intense precipitation events. Nearshore ecosystems that exist near these islands tend to thrive in static conditions, and are especially stressed by increases in terrigenous input. In the last few decades, is ...