Disease incidence is related to bleaching extent in reef-building corals.

  title={Disease incidence is related to bleaching extent in reef-building corals.},
  author={M. Brandt and J. Mcmanus},
  volume={90 10},
  • M. Brandt, J. Mcmanus
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Ecology
  • Recent outbreaks of coral bleaching and disease have contributed to substantial declines in the abundance of reef-building coral. Significant attention has been paid to both phenomena in order to determine their effect on reef trajectories. Although each is positively correlated with high temperatures, few studies have explored the potential links between bleaching and disease. A longitudinal study of corals in the Florida Keys was therefore conducted during the 2005 Caribbean bleaching event… CONTINUE READING
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