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Sub-weekly coral linear extension measurements in a coral reef

cross section of coral
May 25 2019

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Lupita J.Ruiz-Jones, Stephen R.Palumbi
 
 
Highlights
 
• 5-day coral skeletal liner extension growth was measured in the field using calcein.
 
• Linear extension was measured for three consecutive 5-day growth periods spanning a tidal cycle.
 
• Liner extension measurements were made on petrographically thin-sectionedskeletons with a confocal microscope.
 
• Skeletal linear extension was consistent through time despite large variation in environmental conditions.