[Coral-List] defining "major" reef-building corals or a metric for coastal protection

Sheila Walsh s1walsh at ucsd.edu
Thu May 6 19:54:50 EDT 2004

Dear coral list members,

Within the hermatypic or reef-building corals, some corals are referred to 
as "major" reef-builders because they are primary contributors to the 
development of the reef-structure. Is anyone aware of a reference that 
explicitely categorizes these corals for the Caribbean?

Or, is anyone aware of a standard metric for quantifying the ability of a 
reef to provide coastal protection?

Sheila Walsh
Sheila Walsh
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
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