[Coral-List] Sediment and nutrient thresholds for coral

Stephanie Pendergrass Stephanie.Pendergrass at NFWF.ORG
Wed Nov 25 10:32:22 EST 2009

Hello Coral List,

I am seeking a few good references for papers about what levels of sediments, N, P, etc, in the water on a reef negatively affect coral health/recruitment.  Are there any widely-accepted thresholds (such as, you want to have less than 10mg/L of sediment, or N, in the water, etc)?  I know it's a big topic.  Thanks for any guidance!


Stephanie Pendergrass
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