[Coral-List] New observational paper on regional eutrophication in the Caribbean

Dr Stuart P Wynne stuart at stuartwynne.co.uk
Wed Dec 20 01:56:35 EST 2017

Dear Coral-list, 

I would like to draw your attention to a new observational paper on
regional eutrophication in the Caribbean region. It is available for
free download at:

Since writing this paper, communications from peers have suggested that
iron limitation may be the missing part of the puzzle and help explain
why algal blooms are more prevalent in the Caribbean than the
Indo-pacific region. Carried over to the region in African dust (which
is mentioned in my paper only in terms of pathogen transport), iron may
facilitate algal blooms in the Caribbean where in the Indo-pacific
region its paucity may limit such blooms even in areas with similar
nutrient levels. 

I would be interested to hear coral-listers thoughts on this subject. 

Best Regards, 

Stuart Wynne 
Former Deputy Director 
Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources 
Government of Anguilla

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