A nonlinear calcification response to C[O.sub.2]-induced ocean acidification by the coral Oculina
Closed Area, in about 200 feet of water off Melbourne, and several patches of reef along the Florida Keys, are notable examples.
Assessment of fish populations and habitat on Oculina
Bank, a deep-sea coral marine protected area off eastern Florida.
Over the next decade, the Council initiated public scoping meetings and a scientific review of the 1990 PDT report, while also establishing the Experimental Oculina
Research Reserve off Ft.
0.3 -- -- -- Oculina
diffusa 1.3 -- -- -- Porites astreoides 5.4 4.2 35.3 28.6 Porites porites 1.0 0.8 -- 2.9 Phyllangia americana -- 0.8 -- -- Solenastrea bournoni 14.1 5.0 -- -- Scolymia spp.
The molluscan community associated with the scleractinian coral Oculina
Nemo's collection of exotic fish specimens, kept in alcohol-filled jars, also becomes the subject of repeated comic scenes: Ned and Conseil flush away the contents to obtain jars for sending rescue notes, Ned accidentally swallows a specimen while drinking the alcohol from its jar (following which, Conseil pities the fate of the "poor spirulina oculina
"), and they feed both fish and cigars to Esmerelda, Nemo's pet seal.
mi.) of deep-water reefs off the east coast of Florida, which is now proposed as the Oculina
Habitat Area of Particular Concern.There is no known technique to clean the water column from these oil plumes, and as a consequence the hidden oases of corals in the deep, cold waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the Straits of Florida and the Blake Plateau are in severe danger of being decimated by this oil spill.
The system has been deployed in the Hudson Canyon, Georgetown Hole, Oculina
Banks, and over some "blue holes" located near Miami.
For instance, in 1995, Kushmaro linked devastating bleaching incidents in the Mediterranean Sea's Oculina
patagonica coral to an infection by Vibrio shilonii.
Some restoration projects, such as the Oculina
and Lake Salvador projects, are intended to evaluate the effectiveness of alternative technologies.