OSU researchers study threat to coral reefs

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Oregon State University Researchers are studying two viruses that are affecting coral reef ecosystems globally.

While rising ocean acid levels — called climate change's "evil twin" — has been called out as a major threat to coral reefs, the viruses have been identified for the first time and associated with the microalgae that reside in corals.

OSU scientists will study how the viruses are affecting those algae, taking another step toward understanding the multiple threats that coral reefs are facing.

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