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Benthic development on large-scale engineered reefs: a comparison of communities among breakwaters of different age and natural reefs
Breakwaters represent large-scale engineered artificial reefs that can develop diverse and abundant communities and are likely to play an increasing role in marine ecosystems as human populations grow in coastal urban ...
Habitat Complexity Influences the Microhabitat Choices of Desert Beetles
We present a model for prey survivorship varying with average space size/prey width (Sp/Py) and total cover within an area (Ct/At), which are habitat complexity indices. The model predicts that prey survivorship is maximized ...
Artificial marine habitats in the Arabian Gulf: Review of current use, benefits and management implications
The use of artificial reefs in the Arabian Gulf have a history extending back over a century, when date palm trunks, stones, pottery and other materials were sunk in coastal areas to enhance fish catch. Historically, such ...