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Vega-Rodriguez M, Yates K., Toro-Farmer G., Melo N., Ramsewak D., Cerdeira-Estrada S., Turk D., Herwitz S.R., Müller-Karger F.E. Submitted.  Daily net community production and stony coral photosynthetic efficiency as a function of water turbidity in shallow-reef environments of the Florida Keys. PLoS ONE.