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How Long-Distance Dust Has Local Effects ts

This Science Feature can be found at: http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/how-long-distance-dust-has-local-effects/
Map showing African dust being transported to the Caribbean and the Americas.

Map showing African dust being transported to the Caribbean and the Americas.

Did you know that contaminant-ridden dust from Africa may be harming coral reefs in the Caribbean? Scientists at the USGS are examining the air in Africa and in the Caribbean to determine what kinds of nutrients, microbes, and contaminants are traveling across the ocean.

Watch the video “African Dust, Coral Reefs and Human Health” to learn more.