160 pages, b/w illustrations, tables
Coral Reefs: Ecosystems, Environmental Impact & Current Threats provides current research on the ecosystems of coral reefs, as well as the environmental impact and current threats to the coral reefs. Chapter One studies proteins responsive to variable temperature exposure in the reef-building coral Seriatopora hystrix. Chapters Two and Three examine the impact of arachidonic acid's (ArA) on coral reefs. The final chapter discusses environmental monitoring in the Gulf of Thailand, and the use of coral skeletons as metal pollution recorders.
Chapter 1 Proteins Responsive to Variable Temperature Exposure in the Reef-Building Coral Seriatopora hystrix
(Anderson B. Mayfield, Yi-Jyun Chen, Chi-Yu Lu, and Chii-Shiarng Chen, Living Oceans Foundation, Annapolis, MD, USA, and others) pp.1-60
Chapter 2 Arachidonic Acid is a Major Fatty Acid in Gonads of Coral Reef Fishes and Improves Larval Survival of Rabbitfish Sigunus gutattus
(A. Suloma, D. R. Chavez, E. S. Garibay, H. Furuita, and H. Y. Ogata, Animal Production Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, El-Gamaa St.,Giza, Egypt, and others) pp.61-100
Chapter 3 Arachidonic Acid Distribution in Seaweed, Seagrass, Invertebrates and Dugong in Coral Reef Areas
(A. Suloma, H. Fruita, D.R. Chavez, E.S. Garibay, and H.Y. Ogata, Animal Production Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, El-Gamaa St.,Giza, Egypt, and others) pp.101-120
Chapter 4 Coral Skeletons as a Recorder of Metal Pollution: Environmental Monitoring in the Gulf of Thailand
(Shigeru Ohde, Kentaro Tanaka, Monthon Ganmanee, and Cameron W. McLeod, Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa, Japan, and others) pp.121-154
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