Do elevated nutrients and organic carbon on Philippine reefs increase the prevalence of coral disease?

@article{Kaczmarsky2010DoEN,
  title={Do elevated nutrients and organic carbon on Philippine reefs increase the prevalence of coral disease?},
  author={Longin T. Kaczmarsky and Laurie L. Richardson},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2010},
  volume={30},
  pages={253-257}
}
Characterizations of Philippine coral diseases are very limited. The two most common, ulcerative white spot disease (UWS) and massive Porites growth anomalies (MPGA), target the genus Porites, a dominant reef-building genus. This is the first investigation in the Philippines to detect positive correlations between coral disease, nutrient levels, and organic carbon. A total of 5,843 Porites colonies were examined. Water and sediment samples were collected for analyses of nutrients (total… CONTINUE READING

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