Committees / Scientific committee/News/11.09.19 Black Reefs


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.

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