TitleDISTRIBUTION, PERSISTENCE, AND GROWTH OF GROUPERS (PISCES, SERRANIDAE) ON ARTIFICIAL AND NATURAL PATCH REEFS IN THE VIRGIN-ISLANDS
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsBeets, J, Hixon, MA
JournalBulletin of Marine Science
Volume55
Pagination470-483
Type of ArticleJournal Article
ISSN0007-4977
Abstract

We examined patterns of distribution, persistence, and growth of groupers (especially Nassau grouper, Epinephelus striatus), which recruited to or colonized 52 one cubic-meter concrete-block reefs and 10 natural patch reefs off St. Thomas, USVI. The artificial reefs comprised five shelter treatments: 24 large holes, 12 large holes, 24 small holes, 12 small holes, and holeless controls. Although small individuals (

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