Fig. 5.3.

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Habitat heterogeneity occurs at a range of spatial scales. Individual coral stands, rubble areas and sandy areas, among others, form habitat patches. Within patches, however, the physical structure may not be homogenous so finer scale microhabitats such as the base versus the top of a coral head may exist. These habitat patches themselves form mosaics that typically occur in physiographic zones with characteristic physical conditions such as aspect to wave exposure. Depth is an important factor in zonation and even, with the same aspect over a vertical range of a few metres, reef tops and reef crests may have a very different appearance and species composition than reef slopes. These habitat zones are part of a wider landscape of different coral and non-coral habitat types at the scale of hundreds of metres, and generate heterogeneity at the scale of a single reef. The reefs themselves form a landscape or seascape that varies at scales of ten of kilometres across the shelf, and hundreds to thousands of kilometres along the GBR (Photos: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority).
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