COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Air pollution stunts coral growth
Description: A new study has found that pollution from fine particles in the air -- mainly the result of burning coal or volcanic eruptions -- can shade corals from sunlight and cool the surrounding water resulting in reduced growth rates. Although coral reefs grow under the sea it seems that they have been responding to changes in the concentration of particulate pollution in the atmosphere. [Source: e! Science News]
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Source: e! Science News
Publish Date: 4/7/2013
Reading Level: Basic
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