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Marine‐Dependent Terrestrial Biotic Communities on Some Cays in the Coral Sea

Author:
Heatwole, Harold
Source:
Ecology 1971 v.52 no.2 pp. 363-366
ISSN:
0012-9658
Subject:
animal manures, biocenosis, dead animals, energy transfer, invertebrates, seabirds, vegetation, Coral Sea
Abstract:
Coral cays devoid of vascular vegetation were found to contain terrestrial invertebrates, the number of species being related to island size. Sea birds, through contributing guano and carrion were chiefly responsible for the energy transfer from the marine to the insular community.
Agid:
5185361