Title

Grazing by the Echinoid Diadema Antillarum Philippi: Formation of Halos around West Indian Patch Reefs

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1973

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1126/science.182.4113.715

Abstract

Between patch reefs and marine grass communities there is normally a zone or "halo" of heavily grazed grass 2 to 10 meters wide. Grazing by the echinoid Diadema antillarum Philippi during nocturnal migrations off the reefs is found to be the major factor in the formation of halos.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Science, v. 182, issue 4113, p. 715-717

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