Impact details: spread of non-native species

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Perry, C. T. (2003). Reef development at Inhaca Island, Mozambique: coral communities and impacts of the 1999/2000 southern African floods. AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment, 32(2), 134-139. Southeast Africa: Mozambique Big loads of freshwater and sediments were discharged into the Inhaca Island coral reef community during the severe floods of late 1999/early 2000. Apart from freshwater-induced bleaching and mortality, some changes in the original faunal composition of the reefs was noticed. Non-native species such as zoanthids and Palythoa have started to spread rapidly, something which will restrict the availability of substrate for renewed coral recruitment. -

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