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Coral growth stunted by air pollution

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BBC News – Particles from fossil fuels ‘affect the growth of corals’.

Recent research indicates that air pollution is stunting coral growth in the Caribbean region.  The effect of particulates blocking the sun appears to be reducing photosynthesis at the same time as it may be reducing bleaching.  We are only beginning to understand the complex factors that impact upon these delicate organisms.

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One thought on “Coral growth stunted by air pollution

  1. Reblogged this on ahawkinsblog and commented:
    Such beautiful beings…

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