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Main Contributors:

Johanna Yletyinen

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Hypoxia has affected coral reefs of Mauritius. Sugar cane agriculture and untreated sewage are associated with the hypoxia.  

Type of regime shift

Ecosystem type

  • Marine & coastal

Land uses

  • Fisheries

Spatial scale of the case study

  • Local/landscape (e.g. lake, catchment, community)

Continent or Ocean

  • Indian Ocean


  • Southwest Indian Ocean


  • Mauritius

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Key References

  1. Thomassin BA, Gourbesville PH, Gout B, Arnoux A. 1998. Impact of an industrial and urban sewage off a coral fringing reef at Mauritius (Indian Ocean): modeling of plumes, distribution of trace metals in sediments and effects of the eutrophisation on coral reef communities. OCEANS '98 Conference Proceedings, 301-305.


Johanna Yletyinen. Mauritius. In: Regime Shifts Database, Last revised 2012-03-17 18:24:47 GMT.
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