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The "Slippery Slope to Slime": Overgrown Algae Causing Coral Reef Declines
September 19, 2012
Researchers have for the first time, confirmed some of the mechanisms by which overfishing and nitrate pollution can help destroy coral reefs--it appears they allow an overgrowth of algae that can bring with it unwanted pathogens, choke off oxygen and disrupt helpful bacteria.
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