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It's all important...and it's all complicated...I think that all other things being equal that light is the major component to success. They are after all, photosynthetic organisms.
Emotion has little place in science (unless a passion for the work can be included) but I was surprised at just how little light was needed by this coral. I learned a lot from these brief observations and that in itself is my true reward.
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Download scientific diagram | Light response of coral zooxanthellae (a) photosynthetic oxygen production (PO2) and (b) quantum yield of oxygen production (φ). Data are taken from Dubinsky et al. (1984) for sun (Δ) and shade (∘) colonies of Stylophora pistillata and Shick et al. (1995) for...