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Naturwissenschaften

, Volume 69, Issue 11, pp 528–533 | Cite as

Marine ecology — some chemical aspects

  • Paul J. Scheuer
Article

Abstract

Relationships among biota on tropical coral reefs are frequently governed by chemical phenomena. This article describes some of the ecological events that may lead to a human intoxication known as ciguatera, and a few examples of the survival strategy that is used by physically unprotected gastropod mollusks.

Keywords

Coral Reef Survival Strategy Mollusk Ecological Event Chemical Aspect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul J. Scheuer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaHonolulu

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