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Applying New Methods to Diagnose Coral Diseases

Fact Sheet 2009-3113

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Abstract

Coral disease, one of the major causes of reef degradation and coral death, has been increasing worldwide since the 1970s, particularly in the Caribbean. Despite increased scientific study, simple questions about the extent of disease outbreaks and the causative agents remain unanswered. A component of the U.S. Geological Survey Coral Reef Ecosystem STudies (USGS CREST) project is focused on developing and using new methods to approach the complex problem of coral disease.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Applying New Methods to Diagnose Coral Diseases
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2009-3113
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2009
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
St. Petersburg Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N