n.1.(Zool.) Any coral of the genus Porites, or family Poritidæ.
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66m charred (soil-mound interface) Wk-21830 Stone architecture, TO-Nt-1, Porites sp.
Effects of reduced salinity on the rates of photosynthesis and respiration in the hermatypic corals Porites lutea and Pocillopora damicornis.
It was strong enough that it seems to have affected some of these massive Porites corals, which form boulders that are up to four metres or so in diameter.
We've observed widely different effects in some corals - for example when calcification of Porites corals declined by 14 per cent on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, it increased by 24 per cent on Western Australian reefs.
Cooper and his colleagues collected samples of Porites coral at six spots off Australia in the southeastern Indian Ocean.
2008 Effect of aragonite saturation state on settlement and post-settlement growth of Porites astreoides larvae.
Three species of coral, Porites lobata, Pavona clavus, and Pavona gigantea, exist both in the Galapagos and in the Gulf of Chiriqui--a kind of miraculous connection.
Professor Malcolm McCulloch and his colleagues at the Australian National University, working with the Australian Institute of Marine Science, have accessed this coral record by analysing cores taken from massive 300 to 400-year-old Porites corals of the inner Great Barrier Reef.
Edmunds' team will collect coral larvae from a particular kind of coral, the Yellow Mustard Hill coral or Porites astreiodes, to determine how they are affected by warmer seawater temperatures.