[Coral-List] Evidence links decline of coral reefs to sewer pipes

Jez Roff cyanobacteria at gmail.com
Tue Apr 18 08:38:32 EDT 2006

Hello Coral List,

> Evidence surfaces linking decline of coral reefs to  sewer pipes,
> Study backs environmentalists' suspicions that  chemicals from sewer pipes
> and coastal runoff may be harming coral  reefs.

> (http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-ccoral16apr16,0,2238910.story)

"When scientists cut holes in corals, they found the ones near sewage
pipes and inlets took longer to heal. At samples tested next to the
Hollywood sewer pipe, wounds expanded rather than healed."

Interesting article - can anyone provide a reference for the study
mentioned within (Dustan et al?)

Kind regards,


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