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Large study shows pollution impact on coral reefs--and offers solution
November 26, 2013
One of the largest and longest experiments ever done to test the impact of nutrient loading on coral reefs today confirmed what scientists have long suspected--that this type of pollution from sewage, agricultural practices or other sources can lead to coral disease and bleaching. But there was unexpectedly good news--when you cleaned up the water, the corals recovered.
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