Coral Reefs

, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp 630–635

Mechanical limitations of reef corals during hydrodynamic disturbances


DOI: 10.1007/s00338-005-0042-0

Cite this article as:
Madin, J.S. Coral Reefs (2005) 24: 630. doi:10.1007/s00338-005-0042-0


Coral skeletonReef substrateStrengthHydrodynamicDislodgementBiomechanical

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Coral Reef Biodiversity, School of Marine Biology and AquacultureJames Cook UniversityTownsvilleAustralia
  2. 2.National Center for Ecological Analysis and SynthesisUniversity of CaliforniaCAUSA