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Floating Island of Death

Bacteria traveling the ocean on plastic garbage are killing coral reefs

ECOLOGY

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CORAL REEFS ARE TAKING A LOT of grief these days, from bleaching events to increasingly acidic and oxygen-free zones in the oceans due to climate change. Now, scientists are pointing to yet another menace. Deadly bacteria and plastic, when combined, raise the likelihood of disease- ridden coral twentyfold, according to a new study.

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