Coral.docx - Thien Pham OCEAN 101 Coral Reefs Coral Diseases Coral disease caused by infections from bacterial or external factors such as high

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Thien Pham OCEAN 101 Coral Reefs 10/14/2018 Coral Diseases Coral disease caused by infections from bacterial or external factors such as high temperatures, excess nutrients, waste and storms. According to research by scientists, the incidence of coral disease has increased over the last 10 years and cause by human-made pollutants. Coral Diseases have many types, some types have been identified as yellow-band disease, black-band disease, discolored spots, and red-band disease. These diseases can rapidly spread and damage the delicate tissues of the coral. We know that coral reefs are very important to the biodiversity under the sea. Changes in coral disease also affect much on marine animals as fish and invertebrates because coral reefs provide food, shelter, and an ideal habitat. According to research in Papua New Guinea over eight years, scientists found that coral disease caused decline in fish biodiversity. "Over 75% of
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