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A single shipwrecked vessel, composed of teak and iron-rich machinery, has turned the once amazing Kingman Reef into a Black Reef, surrounded by murky waters with dark slime and algae blooms. Linda Wegley of San Diego State University (SDSU), U.S.A. and co-authors reported in the Multidisciplinary Journal of Microbial Ecology about the iron-induced phase shifts on coral reefs.

Please, read the News Watch from National Geographic Society http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2011/09/01/black-reefs-when-the-ship-hits-the-reef/
and the original publication http://www.nature.com/ismej/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ismej2011114a.html.

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