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Marine Biodiversity

, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp 163–164 | Cite as

Wall of orange cup coral, Tubastraea coccinea, at the inlet breakwaters of a nuclear power plant, southern Taiwan

  • Ming-Jay Ho
  • Chia-Min Hsu
  • Chaolun Allen Chen
Oceanarium

Keywords

Benthic Community Colony Size Rocky Shore Ship Hull Colony Surface 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

MJH is the recipient of a postdoctoral fellowship from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan (MOST). This study was funded by the Kenting National Park Authority to CAC.

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© Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ming-Jay Ho
    • 1
  • Chia-Min Hsu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Chaolun Allen Chen
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Biodiversity Research CenterAcademia SinicaNankang, TaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Institute of OceanographyNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

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