Human shit is responsible for the deterioration of coral reefs!

19 mars 2014 | Dans Biology, Nature, Science
Human shit is responsible for the deterioration of coral reefs!

A 2011 study published in the PLoS One journal found that human faecal matter discharged by sewage is largely responsible for a disease that is killing the Elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) in Florida and the Caribbean. This is called white pox disease.

Scientists believe that this disease affects not only the Elkhorn coral but also contributes to the deterioration of coral reefs across the world.

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