Some impressions of the field studies:
Plates of genuine marble from Carrara are fixed within the habitat of adult colonies to determine settlement and growth rates.
Dr. Lorenzo Bramanti is supported with this project by:
Santangelo, G., Bramanti, L., Rossi, S., Tsounis, G., Vielmini, I., Lott, C., Gili, J.M. (2012)
Patterns of variation in recruitment and post-recruitment processes of the Mediterranean precious gorgonian coral Corallium rubrum,
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 411 (2012) 7–13