Growth rates of Atlantic Gorgonians

Anne Cohen acohen at
Tue Aug 5 10:13:45 EDT 1997


Since my request for info about growth rates of Atlantic gorgonians, a
number of you have asked me to share what I find. There doesn't seem to
be much out there, but the following two refs were most useful:

Yoshioka, P.M. and Yoshioka, B.B. 1991.  A comparison of the
survivorship and growth of shallow-water gorgonian species of Puerto
Rico. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 69:253-260
Sterrer, Wolfgang. 1986. Marine flora and fauna of Bermuda.  Wiley,

Also, Don McAllister drew my attention to a "Bibliography of
Octocorallia from Pliny to Present" on 

thanks for your help

Dr Anne L. Cohen
Dept. Geology and Geophysics
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole
MA 02543
acohen at
tel: (508) 289 2958
fax: (508) 289 2183

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