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The current status of coral reefs and their vulnerability to climate change and multiple human stresses in the Comoros Archipelago, Western Indian Ocean

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Coral bleaching and various human stressors have degraded the coral reefs of the Comoros Archipelago in the past 40 years and rising atmospheric CO2 levels are predicted to further impact marine habitats. The condition of reefs in the Comoros is poorly known; using SCUBA based methods we surveyed reef condition and resilience to bleaching at sites in Grande Comore and Mohéli in 2010 and 2016. The condition of reefs was highly variable, with a range in live coral cover between 6% and 60% and t...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.04.065

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
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Samoilys, MA
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Grant:
CORDIO East Africa: WIOMSA:MASMA/OR/2008/05
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Marine Pollution Bulletin Journal website
Volume:
133
Pages:
956-969
Publication date:
2018-05-31
Acceptance date:
2018-04-25
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EISSN:
1879-3363
ISSN:
0025-326X
Pubs id:
pubs:853215
URN:
uri:eb118579-a022-4da5-a168-5e84efb4b9fa
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uuid:eb118579-a022-4da5-a168-5e84efb4b9fa
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pubs:853215

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