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Fricke and Schuhmacher 1983


scientific article | PSZNI Mar Ecol

The depth limits of Red Sea Stony corals: An ecophysiological problem (A deep diving survey by submersible)

Fricke HW, Schuhmacher H



Abstract

Along the Sinai coast of the Red Sea a deep diving survey with the research submersible GEO investigated the depth distribution of stony corals. 47 hermatypic species were identified below 50m; 9 species extended below 100m. Their depth distributions are related to light penetration. Observed changes in hermatype growth forms with depth were investigated and interpreted as photo-adaptations. 10 species of ahermatypic corals were found between 1OC-205 m. Ahermatype growth forms are adaptations to plankton feeding and do not change with depth.

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Meta-data
Depth range
50- 215 m

Mesophotic “mentions”
0 x (total of 10742 words)

Classification
* Presents original data
* Focused on `mesophotic` depth range
* Focused on `mesophotic coral ecosystem`

Fields
Biodiversity
Community structure
Ecology
Geomorphology

Focusgroups
Scleractinia (Hard Corals)
Overall benthic (groups)

Locations
Egypt - Red Sea

Platforms
Manned Submersible

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