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Dugong grazing and turtle cropping: grazing optimization in tropical seagrass systems?

Aragones, Lemnuel; Lawler, I; Foley, William; Marsh, Helene


Grazing by dugongs and cropping by green turtles have the capacity to alter the subsequent nutritional quality of seagrass regrowth. We examined the effects of simulated light and intensive grazing by dugongs and cropping by turtles on eight nutritionally relevant measures of seagrass chemical composition over two regrowth periods (short-term, 1-4 months; long-term, 11-13 months) at two seagrass communities (a mixed species community with Zostera capricorni, Halophila ovalis, Halodule...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Oecologia
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-006-0477-1


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