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Front. Mar. Sci., 08 June 2017 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2017.00171

Corrigendum: Long-term Shifts in Coral Communities On Shallow to Deep Reef Slopes of Curaçao and Bonaire: Are There Any Winners?

Didier M. De Bakker1,2*, Erik H. Meesters1, Rolf P. M. Bak2,3, Gerard Nieuwland2 and Fleur C. Van Duyl2*
  • 1Wageningen University and Marine Research, Den Helder, Netherlands
  • 2NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research and Utrecht University, Texel, Netherlands
  • 3Carmabi Foundation, Willemstad, Curaçao

A corrigendum on
Long-term Shifts in Coral Communities On Shallow to Deep Reef Slopes of Curaçao and Bonaire: Are There Any Winners?

by De Bakker, D. M., Meesters, E. H., Bak, R. P. M., Nieuwland, G., and Van Duyl, F. C. (2016). Front. Mar. Sci. 3:247. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00247

In the original article a correction is described taking into account a possible decrease in carbonate production with decreasing light intensities at greater depths. This correction was eventually not applied to the actual data and does not feature in the results or conclusions. The authors sincerely apologize for this unfortunate error and stress that it does not change the scientific conclusions of this article in any way.

Please find below the exact segment, including “Equation (1)” that should be removed from page 4 of the original paper:

“Moreover, the ReefBudget method provides calcification rates for shallow reefs between 5 m and 10 m depth. In order to compensate for the decrease in carbonate production with increasing depth a correction was applied to rates of carbonate production in quadrats at greater depth (Equation 1).

G=Gmexp(km)Gm     (1)

Where Gm is the carbonate production at maximum light intensity at the surface, k the extinction coefficient (0.05, Bosscher and Schlager, 1992) and m the depth at which the quadrat is located.”

As a consequence, the reference “Bosscher and Schlager, 1992” should also be taken out of the reference list.

Conflict of Interest Statement

The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.

Keywords: coral, coral community dynamics, reef degradation, carbonate production, Caribbean, anthropogenic stress

Citation: De Bakker DM, Meesters EH, Bak RPM, Nieuwland G and Van Duyl FC (2017) Corrigendum: Long-term Shifts in Coral Communities On Shallow to Deep Reef Slopes of Curaçao and Bonaire: Are There Any Winners? Front. Mar. Sci. 4:171. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00171

Received: 26 January 2017; Accepted: 18 May 2017;
Published: 08 June 2017.

Edited and reviewed by: Christian Wild, University of Bremen, Germany

Copyright © 2017 De Bakker, Meesters, Bak, Nieuwland and Van Duyl. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

*Correspondence: Didier M. De Bakker, didier.debakker@wur.nl; didierdebakker@gmail.com
Fleur C. Van Duyl, fleur.van.duyl@nioz.nl