[Coral-List] Viral Disease - Particularly from Herpes - Gaining Interest as Possible Cause of Coral Decline
ceo at lindorm.com
Thu Mar 29 09:16:32 EDT 2012
This was a very interesting idea. Recall that water toilets started appearing in large scale only in the 20th century. The flushing out of human feces to the ocean coincides in time with the coral decline. Maybe it is not the nutrients (or not only the nutrients) but the viruses too? Yet another argument to process sewage and keep the fresh water on land, where it is getting increasingly scarce.
Ulf Erlingsson, Ph.D.
On 2012-03-29, at 06:58, Robert F. Bolland wrote:
> Sandy, Utah 29 MAR 2012
> Hi Listers, there's an interesting article in Science Daily from
> yesterday entitled "Viral Disease -- Particularly from Herpes --
> Gaining Interest as Possible Cause of Coral Decline" at:
> Ref: Rebecca L. Vega Thurber, Adrienne M.S. Correa. Viruses of
> reef-building scleractinian corals. Journal of Experimental Marine
> Biology and Ecology, 2011; 408 (1-2): 102 DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2011.07.030
> Robert F. Bolland, Ph.D.
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