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A 'marine motorhome for microbes': Oceanic plastic trash conveys disease to coral reefs


January 25, 2018

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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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