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Marine Biodiversity

, Volume 43, Issue 2, pp 71–72 | Cite as

First record of a mesophotic Pachyseris foliosa reef from Japan

  • T. Ohara
  • T. Fujii
  • I. Kawamura
  • M. Mizuyama
  • J. Montenegro
  • H. Shikiba
  • K. N. White
  • J. D. Reimer
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Keywords

Coral Reef West Coast Coral Species Coral Bleaching Main Island 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Notes

Acknowledgments

Rising Star Program at the University of the Ryukyus (UR) for funding, captain Tokunobu Toyama, staff of Benthos Divers for technical support, Fujukan Museum at UR (RUMF), Museum of Tropical Queensland (MTQ).

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© Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Ohara
    • 1
  • T. Fujii
    • 2
  • I. Kawamura
    • 2
  • M. Mizuyama
    • 2
  • J. Montenegro
    • 2
  • H. Shikiba
    • 2
  • K. N. White
    • 3
  • J. D. Reimer
    • 3
  1. 1.OnnaJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Engineering and ScienceUniversity of the RyukyusNishiharaJapan
  3. 3.Rising Star ProgramUniversity of the RyukyusNishiharaJapan

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