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Rocky reef impacts of the Kaikōura earthquake: extended monitoring of nearshore habitats and communities – Year 1 results


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 Follow-up surveys (November 2018 to May 2019) at long-term monitoring sites affected by the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake showed that intertidal reefs were still mostly bare, with algal communities recovering only in low-zone areas. Subtidally, there was little recovery in devegetated areas and previously abundant algal stands had become more sparse and fragmented. Recovery trajectories were variable across sites.

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Friday, 10 January 2020
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FAR 2020/01
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AUTHOR: Alestra, T.; Gerrity, S.; Dunmore, R.A.; Schiel, D.R.;
ISBN: 978-1-99-001727-8;
ISSN: 1179-5352;
SEARCH: FAR 2020/01;

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