COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Microbes, Sponges, and Worms Add to Coral Reef Woes
Description: Microbes, sponges, and worms -- the side effects of pollution and heavy fishing -- are adding insult to injury in Kenya's imperiled reef systems, according to a recent study. The study found that pollution and overfishing on reef systems have an ecological cascading effect -- the proliferation of microbes, sponges, and worms -- that further degrade corals, a discovery that underlines the complexity of reefs and possible solutions. [Source: ScienceDaily]
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Source: ScienceDaily
Publish Date: 8/6/2012
Reading Level: Basic
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