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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892

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Biology: The Dynamic Science (Mind...

4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

How might disturbances from storms allow coral reefs to be rejuvenated by the recruitment of young individuals?

Summary Introduction

To review:

The reasons behind the disturbances by the storms allowing coral reefs to be rejuvenated by the introduction of new corals.

Introduction:

A community often faces physical disturbances in their environment, such as a forest being demolished by a hurricane or forest fires due to lightning or the communities living at the edge of a sea being washed away by strong sea waves.

Explanation

An environmental disturbance such as landslides, fires, storms, and floods affects the characteristics of a community. Joseph Connell and his colleagues studied the effects of a storm on the coral reefs.

A powerful storm washes coral off the subst...

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