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Study Identifies Molecules Used by Certain Species of Seaweed to Harm Corals

October 17, 2011

image of healthy corals For the first time scientists have identified and mapped the chemical structure of molecules used by certain species of marine seaweed to kill or inhibit the growth of reef-building coral. Full Story

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