COSEE Ocean Systems: News
New study: Could acidifying oceans slow down coral disease?
Description: Coral reefs face intensifying struggles as greenhouse gases warm and acidify the ocean, but new research suggests a potential silver lining: Some coral diseases might also dwindle amid environmental change. A controlled lab study revealed that black band disease was less deadly to mountainous star coral (Orbicella faveolata) as water acidified, or decreased in pH. [Source: Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium]
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Source: Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
Publish Date: 6/5/2017
Reading Level: Basic
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