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Deadly coral disease sweeping Caribbean linked to wastewater from ships

<p>Researchers find ‘significant relationship’ between stony coral tissue loss disease and nearby shipping</p><p>A virulent and fast-moving coral disease that has swept through the Caribbean could be linked to waste or ballast water from ships, according to research.</p><p>The deadly infection, known as stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD), was first identified in Florida in 2014, and has since moved through the region, causing great concern among scientists.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/15/happy-corals-climate-crisis-sanctuary-teeming-with-life-found-off-east-africa">'Happy corals': climate crisis sanctuary teeming with life found off east Africa</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/22/deadly-coral-disease-sweeping-caribbean-linked-to-wastewater-from-ships">Continue reading...</a>

Researchers find ‘significant relationship’ between stony coral tissue loss disease and nearby shipping

A virulent and fast-moving coral disease that has swept through the Caribbean could be linked to waste or ballast water from ships, according to research.

The deadly infection, known as stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD), was first identified in Florida in 2014, and has since moved through the region, causing great concern among scientists.

Related: ‘Happy corals’: climate crisis sanctuary teeming with life found off east Africa

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