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Study: Nutrient pollution worsens ocean for coral reefs

Nutrient pollution decreases overall reef growth.


June 11, 2018
By Big Island Now

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A new study shows nutrient pollution, which includes septic systems and agricultural runoff, may be increasing coral reefs’ vulnerability to ocean acidification and accelerating their destruction. 

The study results reinforce the observation that nutrients from fertilizers can impact coral reefs indirectly. | READ MORE