Dataset: Sargassum mature growth - figure 2
Deployment: Fiji_2013

Growth of mature caged Sargassum polycystum fronds from MPAs and non-MPAs when reciprocally transplanted
Principal Investigator: 
Mark Hay (Georgia Institute of Technology, GA Tech)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Nancy Copley (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Final no updates expected
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Raw data on the growth of mature Sargassum polycystum fronds originated from marine protected and non-protected areas (MPAs and non-MPAs, respectively) in Fiji, reciprocally transplanted between these areas and protected by cages. Growth was measured as the difference between the final (30 days) and initial frond length, measured from a standard point established using a thread when the experiment was set. Details in Dell et al. 2016 Plos One.

Related Reference:
Dell, C., Longo, G.O., Hay, M.E. (2016) Positive feedbacks enhance macroalgal resilience on Degraded Coral Reefs. Plos One.

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