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Rybren
02/14/2016, 07:00 AM
A new study suggests that this may be the case...

http://www.themarshalltown.com/2016/02/14/viral-infection-linked-to-coral-reef-deaths-research-finds-herpes-like-virus-may-cause-coral-bleaching/

http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmicb.2016.00127/abstract

elegance coral
02/15/2016, 06:39 AM
I think we need to be cautious about suggesting that "X" is the reason for coral bleaching. There are many issues that can lead to coral bleaching around the globe. High water temps, pollution, bacteria, viruses.............

Rybren
02/17/2016, 07:37 PM
I would agree that there are likely many 'causes', I just found interesting to see viruses thrown into the mix.

ClearwaterUK
02/26/2016, 08:22 AM
A weakend coral will be more susceptible to infection viral or bacterial