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Coral mortality and African dust

http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/african_dust/

Report with mini-movie and photos on the hypothesis that the atmospheric transport of dust arising from the desertification in northern Africa led to algal infestation of corals, coral diseases, and the near extinction of associated sea urchins.

by Coastal and Marine Geology Program (Sponsor)
Related topics:
Algae, Atmospheric and climatic processes, Coelenterates, Desertification, Droughts, Echinoderms, Image collections, Reef ecosystems, Videos
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Africa, Atlantic
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