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Coastal eutrophication in Brazil: The role of nutrient excess on coral reef demise, with special reference to Bahian reefs
  • Ozeas Costa Jr,
  • Martin Attrill,
  • Malcolm Nimmo
Ozeas Costa Jr
The Ohio State University

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Martin Attrill
University of Plymouth
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Malcolm Nimmo
University of Plymouth
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The purpose of this article is to review the current state of knowledge of coastal nutrification in Brazil, with special reference to the coral reef areas of the Bahia State. It also includes a comparison of the available dataset for Brazil with other coral reef areas worldwide, and a discussion of the major research findings regarding nutrification processes and effects, and its application to the Brazilian reefs. The final section also provides some recommendations for the management of coastal resources in Brazil.