The distribution of many macrobenthic species in the back-reef lagoon of Discovery Bay, Jamaica can be related to a gradient in bottom stability. This gradient is defined by increasing rates of biogenic reworking and sediment resuspension in the western part of the lagoon. Infaunal diversity and coral growth decrease in the western, unstable areas. The infauna of the carbonate sand consists mainly of deposit feeders....
Aller, Robert C., and Richard E. Dodge. 1974. "Animal-sediment relations in a tropical lagoon Discovery Bay, Jamaica." Journal of Marine Research 32, (2). https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/journal_of_marine_research/1287