Coral Reef question: size doesn't matter.
michelc at squ.edu.om
Mon Sep 30 00:08:07 EDT 2002
In Eastern Oman, a reef at Bar al-Hikman is some 15km long and consisted
almost exclusively of a single species of Montipora. No genetic work has
been done there, however, it is not impossible that, because of the tendency
of Montipora to fragment easily, a significant portion of that reef shares
the same genetic makeup, hence possibly a very large and very old colony!
Sultan Qaboos University
College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences (BOX 34)
Dpt. Marine Science and Fisheries
Sultanate of Oman
Tel (968) 515 249
Fax (968) 513 418
Email; michelc at squ.edu.om
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