Nevertheless, on a few occasions we have observed both species occupying the same Acropora cervicornis
colonies; and in one instance, we noted T.
La Bahia posee relictos coralinos de poca extension, dentro de los cuales se encuentran las siguientes especies: Porites porites, Agaricia spp, Meandrina meandrites, Acropora cervicornis
The two species added, staghorn (Acropora cervicornis
) and elkhorn (Acropora palmata), have both suffered a 97 percent decline since the late 1970s due to a combination of disease and human disturbance.
Ritchie KB, Smith GW (1995) Preferential carbon utilization by surface bacterial communities from water mass, normal and white-band diseased Acropora cervicornis
In 2000, she and her colleagues published genetic data indicating--as the new paper does--that Acropora prolifera is actually a hybrid of Acropora cervicornis
and Acropora palmata.
The unprecedented nature of some recent coral disturbance events has been demonstrated in cores extracted from Belizean reefs: two recent mass mortality events--involving staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis
) and white band disease in the late 1980s, and lettuce coral (Agaricia tenuifolia) during the 1998 bleaching complex--have had no historical equivalent there in a record extending back 3,000 years (Aronson et al.
Branching species such as the stag-horn coral (Acropora cervicornis
), which prior to the hurricane dominated the reefscapes, were the hardest hit.
Tunnicliffe (1981) noted that Acropora cervicornis
was not found on all Caribbean reefs.
Breakage and propagation of the stony coral Acropora cervicornis
. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 78:2427-2431.
Preferential carbon utilization by surface bacterial communities from water mass, normal, and white-band diseased Acropora cervicornis
Last year a partnership between the Horniman and the Center for Conservation (CFC) at Florida Aquarium commenced to develop land-based coral spawning to support reef restoration of the critically endangered species Acropora cervicornis
. Craggs says he is very proud to see the techniques he has developed in London being applied to species conservation work and feels the planned developments at CFC will be game changing in how we approach coral reef restoration in the future.