bioerosion


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bioerosion

[‚bī·ō·i′rōzh·ən]
(oceanography)
The process by which animals, through drilling, grazing, and burrowing, erode hard substances such as rocks and coral reefs.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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(2003) tambien evaluaron la redundancia funcional pero observando el efecto indirecto de la pesca sobre la bioerosion generada por una especie de pez loro.
Disarticulation, encrustation, bioerosion, fragmentation and abrasion are the recorded taphonomic processes in the intertidal gastropod and bivalve shells from the northern Red Sea coast, Egypt.
Due to the nature of the material examined, it is not possible to observe taphonomic features such as bioerosion and incrustation or stratigraphic features such as lateral extension or geometry.
The limestone marl substrate used to build these reefs became colonized by boring sponge to the degree that bioerosion by sponge potentially compromised the suitability of the reefs for oysters.
A stratigraphy of marine bioerosion. Geological Society London, Special Publications, 228, 455-479.
(2002) The long-term survival of bone: the role of bioerosion. Archaeometry 44, 371-382.
Besides, these anthropogenic disturbances in coral reefs induce bioerosion of scleractinian coral skeletons (Scoffi et al., 1980; Cortes & Risk, 1985; Hubbard, Miller, & Scaturo, 1990; Hodgson & Yau, 1997; Holmes, 2000; Fabricius, 2005), decrease coral cover and diversity (Hodgson, 1990; Hodgson & Walton-Smith, 1993), and reduce coral calcification (Fabricius, 2005).
Four principal taphonomic attributes were analysed: encrustation bioerosion fragmentation and abrasion.
KEY WORDS: oyster, Crassostrea virginica, restoration, bioerosion, clionid sponge, salinity, recruitment, growth