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Donner, S. D., T. R. Knutson and M. Oppenheimer. 2007. Model-based assessment of the role of human-induced climate change in the 2005 Caribbean coral bleaching event. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104(13):5483-5488.

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Floeter, S.R. and Gasparini, J.L. 2000. The southwestern Atlantic reef fish fauna: composition and zoogeographic patterns. Journal of Fish Biology 56:1099-1114.

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Gardner, T. A., I. M. Côté, J. A. Gill, A. Grant and A. R. Watkinson. 2005. Hurricanes and Caribbean coral reefs: impacts, recovery patterns, and role in long-term decline. Ecology 86(1):174-184.

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Hughes, TP and JE Tanner. 2000. Recruitment failure, life histories and long-term decline of Caribbean corals. Ecology 81(8):2250-2263.

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Kramer, P. A. 2003. Synthesis of coral reef health indicators for the Western Atlantic: Results of the AGRRA program (1997-2000). Status of Coral Reefs in the Western Atlantic: Results of Initial Surveys, Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (Agrra) Program Atoll Research Bulletin 496.

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Lang, J. C. 2003. Caveats for the AGRRA "Initial Results" Volume. Status of Coral Reefs in the Western Atlantic: Results of Initial Surveys, Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (Agrra) Program Atoll Research Bulletin 496.

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Mallela, J. C. Roberts, C. Harrod and C. R. Goldspink. 2007. Distributional patterns and community structure of Caribbean coral reef fishes within a river-impacted bay. Journal of Fish Biology 70: 523-537.

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Mumby, P. J. and Harborne, A. R. 1999. Development of a systematic classification scheme of marine habitats to facilitate regional management and mapping of Caribbean coral reefs. Biological Conservation 88:155-163.

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Nagelkerken, I., Kleijnen, S., Klop, T., van den Brand, R.A.C.J., Cocheret de la Moriniere, E. and van der Velde, G.  2001.  Dependence of Caribbean reef fishes on mangroves and seagrass beds as nursery habitats: A comparison of fish faunas between bays with and without mangroves/seagrass beds.  Marine Ecology Progress Series.  214: 225-235.

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Nuñez-Lara, E. J. E. Arias-González and P. Legendre. 2005. Spatial patterns of Yucatan reef fish communities: Testing models using a multi-scale survey design. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 324(2): 157-169.

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Rocha, L. A., C. R. Rocha, D. R. Robertson and B. W. Bowen. 2008. Comparative phylogeography of Atlantic reef fishes indicates both origin and accumulation of diversity in the Caribbean. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8:157

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Sanchez, J. A., V. Pizarro, A. R. Acosta-De-Sanchez, P. A. Castillo, P. Herron, J. C. Martinez, P. Montoya and C. Orozco. 2005. Evaluating coral reef benthic communities in remote atolls (Quitasueño, Serrana, and Roncador Banks) to recommend marine-protected areas for the Seaflower Biosphere Reserve. Atoll Research Bulletin 531.

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Shulman, M.J. and E. Bermingham. 1995. Early Life Histories, Ocean Currents and the Population Genetics of Caribbean Reef Fishes. Evolution 49: 897-910

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Vargas-Angel, B., E. C. Peters, E. Kramarsky-Winter, D. S. Gilliam and R. E. Dodge. 2007. Cellular reactions to sedimentation and temperature stress in the Caribbean coral Montastraea cavernosa. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 95(2): 140-145.

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Vollmer, S. V. and S. R. Palumbi. 2007. Restricted Gene Flow in the Caribbean Staghorn Coral Acropora cervicornis: Implications for the Recovery of Endangered Reefs. Journal of Heredity 98(1):40-50.

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Wilkinson, C. and D. Souter. 2008. Status of Caribbean coral reefs after bleaching and hurricanes in 2005. Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, and Reef and Rainforest Research Centre, Townsville, 152 p.

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Caribbean Sea Region

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