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Journal of Marine Biology
Volume 2011, Article ID 960207, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/960207
Research Article

Grazing Effects of Fish versus Sea Urchins on Turf Algae and Coral Recruits: Possible Implications for Coral Reef Resilience and Restoration

1Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv 69978, Israel
2Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research Ltd, The National Institute of Oceanography, P.O. Box 3080, Tel Shikmona, Haifa 31080, Israel

Received 13 April 2011; Accepted 14 June 2011

Academic Editor: Ricardo Serrão Santos

Copyright © 2011 Leor Korzen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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