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Sun, Jun 02


South Beach

Stoney Coral Tissue Loss Disease Dive

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Stoney Coral Tissue Loss Disease Dive
Stoney Coral Tissue Loss Disease Dive

Time & Location

Jun 02, 2019, 4:00 PM

South Beach, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA

About the event

Florida's coral reefs are experiencing a multi-year outbreak of stony coral tissue loss disease. While disease outbreaks are not uncommon, this event is unique due to its large geographic range, extended duration, rapid progression, high rates of mortality and the number of species affected. The disease is thought to be caused by bacteria and can be transmitted to other corals through direct contact and water circulation. Researchers are working to identify potential pathogens and relationships with environmental factors, strategies to treat diseased colonies, and identify genotypes of corals that are resistant to the disease.

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