COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Toxic algae rapidly kills coral
Description: Harmful algal blooms have the potential to lay waste to coral reefs. Scientists studying coral reefs in the Gulf of Oman have issued the warning after being shocked by the impact of one large-scale bloom, which destroyed a coral reef in just three weeks. Around 95% of the hard coral beneath the algae died off and 70% fewer fishes were observed in the area. [Source: BBC Earth News]
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Source: BBC Earth News
Publish Date: 10/8/2010
Reading Level: Basic
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