Flow

Ocean input ot nutrients and resuspended sediments

Ocean input ot nutrients

Figure 15.2 Diversity of coral reefs and shared functional characteristics in terms of sources and sinks of trophic and hioconstructional outputs, (a) Reef shapes and bathymétrie setting or a continenial shelf (Great Barrier Reef, Australia), (b) Reef shapes and bathymétrie setting in the Pacific Ocean (Society Islands and Tuarnoto Islands), (c) Profiles showing some of the variety in types, sizes and gcomorphological antecedams of coral reefs, (d) Stylized cross-sections of generalised fringing reef (left) and reef not closely associated with land (right). Many nearshore reefs are "buffered" from terrestrial inputs of sediment-laden nutrients by mangroves and/or seagrasses near to. or intimately associated with, the reefs. Margins of reefs and zones within reefs tend to be sites of greatest accumulation of reef framework and production of organic matter (see text). Materials produced in these "source" zones are transported by gravity, biota and currents to adjacent "sink" zones.

Figure 15.2 Diversity of coral reefs and shared functional characteristics in terms of sources and sinks of trophic and hioconstructional outputs, (a) Reef shapes and bathymétrie setting or a continenial shelf (Great Barrier Reef, Australia), (b) Reef shapes and bathymétrie setting in the Pacific Ocean (Society Islands and Tuarnoto Islands), (c) Profiles showing some of the variety in types, sizes and gcomorphological antecedams of coral reefs, (d) Stylized cross-sections of generalised fringing reef (left) and reef not closely associated with land (right). Many nearshore reefs are "buffered" from terrestrial inputs of sediment-laden nutrients by mangroves and/or seagrasses near to. or intimately associated with, the reefs. Margins of reefs and zones within reefs tend to be sites of greatest accumulation of reef framework and production of organic matter (see text). Materials produced in these "source" zones are transported by gravity, biota and currents to adjacent "sink" zones.

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