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A 'marine motorhome for microbes': Oceanic plastic trash conveys disease to coral reefs
January 25, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.For coral reefs, the threat of climate change and bleaching are bad enough. Now, an international research group led by Cornell University has found that plastic trash -- ubiquitous throughout the world's oceans -- intensifies disease for coral, adding to reef peril, according to a new study in the journal Science.Full Story
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