Coral Reefs

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 211–213 | Cite as

A direct method for assessing sediment load in epilithic algal communities

  • S. W. Purcell


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. W. Purcell
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  1. 1.Department of Marine BiologyJames Cook UniversityTownsville Qld.Australia

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