Grazing by the Echinoid Diadema Antillarum Philippi: Formation of Halos around West Indian Patch Reefs
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Between patch reefs and marine grass communities there is normally a zone or "halo" of heavily grazed grass 2 to 10 meters wide. Grazing by the echinoid Diadema antillarum Philippi during nocturnal migrations off the reefs is found to be the major factor in the formation of halos.
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Science, v. 182, issue 4113, p. 715-717
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Ogden, John C.; Brown, Richard A.; and Salesky, Norman, "Grazing by the Echinoid Diadema Antillarum Philippi: Formation of Halos around West Indian Patch Reefs" (1973). Integrative Biology Faculty and Staff Publications. 409.