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Molecular Biology

Honors Theses

2012

Algae

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The Relationship Between Live Coral And Macroalgae In South Caicos As Influenced By Herbivorous Fishes, Sarah Byce Apr 2012

The Relationship Between Live Coral And Macroalgae In South Caicos As Influenced By Herbivorous Fishes, Sarah Byce

Honors Theses

Marine life is the basis for most industries in the Turks and Caicos Islands, located on the outskirts of the Caribbean Sea. Few studies have been carried out to assess the current status of reefs in this region, especially those off the shore of South Caicos Island. The AGRRA v.4.0 methodologies were employed create baseline assessments of stony corals, macroalgae and associated fishes and to explore the relationships between these key reef organisms. This study was based on 10 different locations both inside and outside of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and including exposed and sheltered reefs in proximity ...