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The effect of sediment run-off on the coral populations of fringing reefs at Cape Tribulation


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Title: The effect of sediment run-off on the coral populations of fringing reefs at Cape Tribulation
Authors: Ayling, A.M.
Ayling, A.L.
Keywords: Coral reef and islands;Effect of sediments on;Cape Tribulation;Corals;Sedimentation and deposition
Issue Date: 1991
Publisher: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Series/Report no.: Research publication series no. 26
Research publication
Abstract: The aims of this study were to investigate the effects of sediment run-off caused by the construction in late 1984 of a coastal road through rainforest catchments on the coral communities of the Cape Tribulation fringing reefs. In the absence of any pre-construction baseline we relied on surveys of two similar control locations north and south of the potential impact location adjacent to the new road catchment to determine the significance of any changes that occurred. The southern control was adjacent to the long-established portion of the road south of Cape Tribulation and the northern control adjacent to a small undisturbed catchment.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11017/233
ISBN: 9780642174024
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