Coral caged with snails to measure feeding impact

Coral caged with snails to measure feeding impact

Porites cylindrica corals were caged to exclude other predators and a Coralliophila snail was attached to feed for 24 days. Although snail feeding is very localized, the negative effects of predation are evident at nearby locations on the coral. (Credit: Cody Clements, Georgia Tech)

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Research, Biotechnology, Health, Bioengineering, Genetics, Life Sciences and Biology
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coral, reef, coral reef, snail, fiji, Mark Hay
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  • Created By: John Toon
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jul 27, 2018 - 12:35pm
  • Last Updated: Jul 27, 2018 - 3:42pm