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Macroalgal index (percent cover X height)

180 160 140

M FM CM

120 100 80 60 40 20 0

Fig. 10. Macroalgal index for 19 locations on Pedro Bank. Algae are divided into the following functional groups: macroalgae and erect coralline algae (M), fleshy macroalgae (FM), and erect coralline algae (CM). The index is calculated from the height (cm) and percent cover. Mean and standard error are shown.

Fig. 11. Examples of macroalgae on the margins of scleractinian corals. M. annularis at PB-17 colonized by Caulerpa racemosa (left). Colony of M. annularis with Halimeda and Dictyota (right).

 

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