Interactive effects of herbicides and higher sea surface temperatures on Great Barrier Reef corals and crustose coralline algae (MTSRF Project 3.7.1a)


Temporal Range: From 01-Jul-2008 To 30-Jun-2009

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The coral, Acropora millepora and the crustose coralline algae, Neogoniolithon fosliei were exposed to 3 photosystem II (PSII) herbicides (diuron, hexazinone and atrazine). Corals were collected at depths between 1 and 3m from Double Cone Island and Hayman Island in the Whitsunday group. The crustose coralline algae was collected from Davies Reef at depths between 5 and 7m.

Experiments assessed the effects of the variables temperature (26, 30, 31, 32 °C) in combination with 3 herbicide concentrations, and exposure duration (up to 7 days) on photosynthetic efficiency and bleaching.

To examine the effects of the herbicides diuron, atrazine and hexazinone in conjunction with increasing temperatures on coral and crustose coralline algae.

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Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). 2010, Interactive effects of herbicides and higher sea surface temperatures on Great Barrier Reef corals and crustose coralline algae (MTSRF Project 3.7.1a), https://apps.aims.gov.au/metadata/view/2ff740a0-befc-45a0-8a57-79ca20722575, accessed 22-May-2019