Age of black coral (Antipathes dendrochristos) colonies, with notes on associated invertebrate species

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Love, M. S., Yoklavich, M. M., Black, B. A., & Andrews, A. H. (2007). Age of black coral (Antipathes dendrochristos) colonies, with notes on associated invertebrate species. Bulletin of Marine Science, 80(2), 391-399.
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TitleAge of black coral (Antipathes dendrochristos) colonies, with notes on associated invertebrate species
AuthorsM. Love, M. Yoklavich, B. Black, A. Andrews
AbstractIn 2005, a dead 2.1-m high colony of the Christmas tree black coral, Antipathes dendrochristos Opresko, 2005, was collected from 106 m of water off southern California. Based on growth increment counts, a radiocarbon ( 14C) analysis, and an indirect corroboration by lead-210 dating from a second, live colony, the colony was about 140 yrs old when it died. The dead skeleton was heavily colonized by invertebrates with 2554 individuals living on the colony. Corophioid amphipods, sea anemones, brittle stars, and crinoids dominated this assemblage. Thus, along with living colonies, it is arguable that the destruction of dead antipatharian colonies may have as yet unknown effects on a range of deep-water organisms. © 2007 Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science of the University of Miami.
JournalBulletin of Marine Science
Date2007
Volume80
Issue2
Start page391
End page399
ISSN0007-4977
Subjectsage determination, amphipod, colonization, colony, coral, deep-sea organism, echinoderm, ecological impact, environmental disturbance, epibiont, habitat loss, microhabitat, radiocarbon dating, California, North America, Pacific Coast [North America], Pacific Coast [United States], United States, Abies alba, Actiniaria, Amphipoda, Anthozoa, Antipatharia, Antipathes, Corophioidea, Invertebrata, Ophiuroidea, Pelmatozoa
NoteCited By (since 1996):13, Invertebrates, CODEN: BMRSA

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