mangroves and coral reefs

Marian B Westley westley at
Mon Mar 25 14:46:30 EST 1996

Dear subscribers, 

I am looking for information to support statements like the following:  
"cutting of mangrove trees which normally entrap sediments can result in  
excessive siltation for nearby seagrass beds and reefs from runoff from  
heavy rains" (from C.S. Rogers (1990) Responses of coral reefs and reef  
organisms to sedimentation. Marine Ecology Progress Series 62:185-202). 

I am particularly interested in cases where mangroves have been cut down  
and consequent damage to reefs has been documented. 

Many thanks, 

Marian Westley 

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