Coral Reefs

, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 1063–1063 | Cite as

Pole-ward range expansion of Acropora spp. along the east coast of Australia

  • A. H. BairdEmail author
  • B. Sommer
  • J. S. Madin
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Fish Species Global Warming East Coast Regional Environment Winter Temperature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reefs StudiesJames Cook UniversityTownsvilleAustralia
  2. 2.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Biological SciencesMacquarie UniversitySydneyAustralia

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