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Title: On the occurrence of the hydrocoral Millepora (Hydrozoa: Milleporidae) in the subtropical eastern Atlantic (Canary Islands): Is the colonization related to climatic events?
Authors: Clemente, S.
Rodríguez, A.
Brito, A.
Ramos, A. G. 
Monterroso, Ó
Hernández, J. C.
UNESCO Clasification: 250616 Teledetección (Geología)
Keywords: Millepora sp
Hydrocoral
First record
Canary Islands
Extreme climatic event
Issue Date: 2011
Journal: Coral Reefs 
Abstract: The occurrence of a hydrocoral of the genus Millepora has been recorded for the first time in the eastern subtropical Atlantic (Tenerife, Canary Islands), at a latitude of 11º N of its previously known northernmost limit of distribution in the Cape Verde Islands. The moderate development of the colonies, their fast growth rate and very restricted location indicate a recent colonization process, possibly related to an extreme climatic event that took place in the summer of 2004, adding to the rising seawater temperatures in the region during recent years.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/47383
ISSN: 0722-4028
DOI: 10.1007/s00338-010-0681-7
Source: Coral Reefs [ISSN 0722-4028], v. 30, p. 237-240, (2011)
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