Worldwide decline in coral population (in the period 1977-2007)

Range ~30 %
Organism Biosphere
Reference Rosenberg E, Koren O, Reshef L, Efrony R, Zilber-Rosenberg I. The role of microorganisms in coral health, disease and evolution. Nat Rev Microbiol. 2007 May5(5):355-62. DOI: 10.1038/nrmicro1635 p.357 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID17384666
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Comments P.357 left column 2nd paragraph: "Over the past 30 years there has been an approximately 30% worldwide decline in the coral population, largely due to emerging diseases [primary source]. Out of more than twenty coral diseases described, the causative agent for only six of the diseases has been isolated and characterized (Fig. 2 Table 1)."
Entered by Uri M
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