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Record number 409301
Title The Biology and Economics of Coral Growth
Author(s) Osinga, R.; Schutter, M.; Griffioen, B.; Wijffels, R.H.; Verreth, J.A.J.; Shafit, S.; Henard, S.; Taruffi, M.; Gili, C.; Lavorano, S.
Source Marine Biotechnology 13 (2011)4. - ISSN 1436-2228 - p. 658 - 671.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10126-011-9382-7
Department(s) Aquaculture and Fisheries
Bioprocess Engineering
VLAG
WIAS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) reef-building corals - 2 hermatypic corals - stylophora-pistillata - scleractinian coral - water-flow - pocillopora-damicornis - nutrient enrichment - galaxea-fascicularis - montastrea-annularis - skeletal growth
Abstract To protect natural coral reefs, it is of utmost importance to understand how the growth of the main reef-building organisms-the zooxanthellate scleractinian corals-is controlled. Understanding coral growth is also relevant for coral aquaculture, which is a rapidly developing business. This review paper provides a comprehensive overview of factors that can influence the growth of zooxanthellate scleractinian corals, with particular emphasis on interactions between these factors. Furthermore, the kinetic principles underlying coral growth are discussed. The reviewed information is put into an economic perspective by making an estimation of the costs of coral aquaculture.
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