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The influence of allochthonous macroalgae on the fish communities of tropical sandy beaches
(Elsevier B.V., 2014-05-01)
This study evaluates the hypothesis that detached macroalgae (drift algae) influence the structure of fish communities in the surf-zones of two tropical sandy beaches from the central coast of Brazil. Surf-zone seine hauls ...
Spatial and temporal dynamics of the abundance of crustose calcareous algae on the southernmost coral reefs of the western Atlantic (Abrolhos Bank, Brazil)
(Korean Soc Phycology, 2018)
Crustose calcareous algae (CCA) constitute one of the main reef builders on the Abrolhos Bank, Brazil. Once CCA taxonomy is locally understood, differences in growth-forms may be useful for the delimitation of taxa using ...
Mesophotic ecosystems of the unique South Atlantic atoll are composed by rhodolith beds and scattered consolidated reefs
(Springer Heidelberg, 2016)
Rocas Atoll is the only atoll in the South Atlantic and one of the smallest atolls in the world, and is mainly built by coralline algae. Even being unique in the world, reefs from its mesophotic zone (i.e., > 30 m depth) ...
The Farther the Better: Effects of Multiple Environmental Variables on Reef Fish Assemblages along a Distance Gradient from River Influences
(Public Library Science, 2016)
The conservation and management of site-attached assemblages of coastal reefs are particularly challenging because of the tremendous environmental variation that exists at small spatial scales. In this sense, understanding ...
The consequences of small-scale variations in habitat conditions driven by a floating marina on reef fish assemblages of SE Brazil
(Elsevier Sci Ltd, 2017)
Marine constructions modify physical conditions by interfering with water circulation and increasing sedimentation and pollution, leading to biological homogenization. However, they also increase the availability of hard ...
Carbonate Production by Benthic Communities on Shallow Coralgal Reefs of Abrolhos Bank, Brazil
(Public Library Science, 2016)
The abundance of reef builders, non-builders and the calcium carbonate produced by communities established in Calcification Accretion Units (CAUs) were determined in three Abrolhos Bank shallow reefs during the period from ...
Environmental licensing on rhodolith beds: insights from a worm
(Assoc Brasileira Ciencia Ecologica E Conservacao, 2016)
Rhodoliths are free-living nodules formed by crustose coralline algae that promote multidimensional microhabitats for a highly diverse community. Because their CaCO3 production, rhodolith beds constitute areas of interest ...
Does quality of scuba diving experience vary according to the context and management regime of marine protected areas?
(V. N. Jonge, 2020-08-15)
Sustainability of scuba diving tourism should be assessed not only in environmental terms, but also concerning the quality of the diving experiences. Through the application of semi-structured questionnaires, we assessed ...
Massive opisthobranch aggregation in the largest coralline reefs in the South Atlantic Ocean: are mesoherbivores underestimated top-down players?
(Rosenstiel Sch Mar Atmos Sci, 2017)
Effects of marine protected areas under different management regimes in a hot spot of biodiversity and cumulative impacts from SW Atlantic
(Professor Jong Seong Khim, 2021-08-05)
Marine protected areas (MPAs) represent a useful tool for resource management, as well as to conserve and/or restore biological communities. The level of protection is key factor influencing the marine biodiversity, where ...