Scuba diving as a significant control on coral diversity

With the SCUBA diving industry growing at a reate of 7% per annum and a major qualifying agency havig just certified its 10 millionth diver, an increasing amount of direct pressure is being placed on marine organisms. In many tropical areas, diving tourism is concentrated in a small area and is often seen to be having an impact on bethic organisms....This study looks in detail at the role of SCUBA activity in coral divesrity maintenenace, and assesses its significace as a disturbance to the reefs of Bonaire

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