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- Shepherd, Bart, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Ecosphere 2019 v.10 no.4 pp. e02666
- anthropogenic activities; anthropogenic stressors; biodiversity; bioerosion; calcification; coral reefs; corals; ecosystems; microhabitats
- ... Mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs) have historically been considered more stable than shallow reefs and thus suggested to provide refuge to coral reef communities against natural and anthropogenic impacts. Despite this assumption, a growing body of literature has shown that deep reefs are not immune to natural disturbance. Here, based on our in situ observations, we propose that disturbance may ac ...
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- Biological invasions 2017 v.19 no.3 pp. 939-954
- Pterois miles; Pterois volitans; body length; corals; ecosystems; fish; fish communities; indigenous species; ontogeny; predation; reefs
- ... The detrimental effects of invasive lionfishes (Pterois volitans and Pterois miles) on western Atlantic shallow reefs are well documented, including declines in coral cover and native fish populations, with disproportionate predation on critically endangered reef fish in some locations. Yet despite individuals reaching depths >100 m, the role of mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs; reefs 30–150 m) i ...