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Applying New Methods to Diagnose Coral Diseases

January 16, 2010

Coral disease, one of the major causes of reef degradation and coral death, has been increasing worldwide since the 1970s, particularly in the Caribbean. Despite increased scientific study, simple questions about the extent of disease outbreaks and the causative agents remain unanswered. A component of the U.S. Geological Survey Coral Reef Ecosystem STudies (USGS CREST) project is focused on developing and using new methods to approach the complex problem of coral disease.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2009
Title Applying New Methods to Diagnose Coral Diseases
DOI 10.3133/fs20093113
Authors Christina A. Kellogg, David G. Zawada
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2009-3113
Index ID fs20093113
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization St. Petersburg Science Center