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dc.contributor.authorLillis, Ashlee
dc.contributor.authorApprill, Amy
dc.contributor.authorSuca, Justin J.
dc.contributor.authorBecker, Cynthia
dc.contributor.authorLlopiz, Joel K.
dc.contributor.authorMooney, T. Aran
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-01T18:35:06Z
dc.date.available2019-11-01T18:35:06Z
dc.date.issued2018-12
dc.identifier.issn2054-5703
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/122677
dc.description.abstractThe settlement of reef-building corals is critical to the survival and recovery of reefs. Recent evidence indicates that coral larvae orient towards reef sound, yet the components of the acoustic environment that may attract coral larvae and induce settlement are unknown. Here we investigated the effects of ambient soundscapes on settlement of Porites astreoides coral larvae using in situ chambers on reefs differing in habitat quality (coral and fish abundance). Mean larval settlement was twice as high in an acoustic environment with high levels of low-frequency sounds, typical of a high-quality, healthy reef; this result was observed in both natural light and dark treatments. Overall, the enhancement of coral settlement by soundscapes typical of healthy reefs suggests a positive feedback where soundscape properties of reefs with elevated coral and fish abundance may facilitate coral recruitment. Keywords: coral; acoustics; soundscape; larvae; settlementen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundation (U.S.) (Award 15-36782)en_US
dc.publisherThe Royal Societyen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.181358en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licenseen_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.sourceThe Royal Societyen_US
dc.titleSoundscapes influence the settlement of the common Caribbean coral Porites astreoides irrespective of light conditionsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationLillis, Ashlee et al. "Soundscapes influence the settlement of the common Caribbean coral Porites astreoides irrespective of light conditions." Royal Society Open Science 5,12 (December 2018): 181358 © 2018 The Authors.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentWoods Hole Oceanographic Institutionen_US
dc.relation.journalRoyal Society Open Scienceen_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dspace.date.submission2019-10-21T14:37:22Z
mit.journal.volume5en_US
mit.journal.issue12en_US


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