White line disease outbreak

Haskell, B. bhaskell at ocean.nos.noaa.gov
Mon Jul 31 13:50:50 EDT 1995

An outbreak of white line disease has been reported in the Upper Florida Keys 
around Conch Reef.  This disease is infecting Dichoceonia stokesii and  is 
characterized by bleaching or death of the colony from the ground up.  It 
often looks like bleaching but seems to be fatal.  Any info is greatly 
Benjamin Haskell 
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary 

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