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Title :The recovery process of broken Acropora branches at Mizugama, Okinawa Island, Japan
Title alternative :沖縄本島水釜海域におけるミドリイシ属サンゴの破損した枝の回復過程
Authors :Satoh, Takanori
Van Woesik, Robert
佐藤, 崇範
Issue Date :2000
Abstract :Four dominants pecies ofs cleractinianc oral,A cropora gemmifera,A . digitifera,A . millepora and A. hyacinthusw erein vestigatedo n ther eef front of Mizugama reef,Ok inawa Island,Ja pan. Recoveryp rocesses involving tissue pigmentation and polyp formation were characterized for each colony. The broken surface area was smaler and ther ate of axialp olyp formation was faster forA. hyacinthus thanf or A. gemmifera. Furthermore, some branches ofA .g emmifera formed am ound-like shapei nt hec entralle siona rea, which seemedt o delayt hef ormationo f ana xialp olyp.T hem oundw as formed when sediment accumulatedo n the lesion,pr ior to tissuec overage.T his study indicates thatth e differences inp olyp formation and polypr ecovery varies amongs pecies, whichi nt urn are affectedb ye nvironmentalfa ctors buta lso inherent,sp ecies specific, constraints.
Type Local :雑誌掲載論文
ISSN :0916-7595
Publisher :公益財団法人 平岡環境科学研究所
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/46331
Citation :自然環境科学研究 = The Natural environmental science research Vol.13 p.45 -50
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