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Coral-sponge interactions – new article in the ecology section of the Learning Centre

April 5, 2012 by RK  
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Corals might appear to be a dominant force on many reefs but they certainly do not have it all their own way. This article illustrates some common coral-sponge interactions where corals usually come off second best.

Chalinula nematifera overgrowing Pocillopora - sponge overgrowth

The sponge Chalinula nematifera overgrowing the coral Pocillopora

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