coral disease alert

coral disease alert

OUTBREAKS OF CARIBBEAN CORAL DISEASE ON THE RISEJuly 12, 2018 (from Judy Lang, AGRRA and Melanie Mcfield, Smithsonian/HealthyReefs Initiative)Caribbean-area reef researchers and sport divers should be on the lookout for sites with an unusually high percentage of diseased and recently dead corals. Many of you will have heard that corals in Florida are experiencing one of the largest disease outbreaks on record. Sick corals first appeared offshore the Miami-Dade County area in September 2014. The outbreak area has since progressed 175 km to the northern limit of the Florida reef tract and southwest to Looe Key in the Lower Keys. [...]

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