Coral Reefs

, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 192–192 | Cite as

Discovery of Acropora palmata at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, northwestern Gulf of Mexico

  • Beth Zimmer
  • William PrechtEmail author
  • Emma Hickerson
  • James Sinclair
Reef Site


Endanger Species Basal Plate Atlantic Coast Remote Location Small Branch 
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© Springer-Verlag 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Beth Zimmer
    • 1
  • William Precht
    • 1
    Email author
  • Emma Hickerson
    • 2
  • James Sinclair
    • 3
  1. 1.Ecological Sciences Program, PBS&JMiamiUSA
  2. 2.NOAA—Flower Garden Banks National Marine SanctuaryBryanUSA
  3. 3.Minerals Management Service Gulf of Mexico, OCS RegionNew OrleansUSA

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