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Peyssonnelid Algal Crusts are Overgrowing, Threatening Shallow Coral Reefs – AZoCleantech

All over the world, coral health has been threatened by human activity. A new algal danger is leveraging coral’s already perilous condition in the Caribbean and…

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Written by AZoCleantechDec 1 2020
All over the world, coral health has been threatened by human activity. A new algal danger is leveraging coral’s already perilous condition in the Caribbean and rendering it more difficult for reef ecosystems to thrive.
Peyssonnelid algal crusts spreading over a dead skeleton of Acropora palmata in shallow water in Great Lameshur Bay in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Image Credit: Peter Edmunds.
A study recently published in Scientific Reports describes how a hostile,…

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