is there a trade-off between wound-healing and chemical defenses among caribbean reef sponges?on caribbean coral reefs, some sponge species produce chemical defenses, while others do not and are non-fatally grazed by predatory fishes. it has been hypothesized that the latter may compensate for fish grazing by growing faster or rapidly healing wounds. rates of wound-healing were measured for chemically defended and undefended tubular and vase-shaped sponges on patch reefs in the florida keys and bahamas in 2002. healing rates were significantly faster during the first few days of the expe ...200521676780
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