Billions of Plastic Pieces Infecting Coral Reefs with Disease

Coral reefs are under threat from billions of pieces of plastic. Reefs that are clogged with plastic are 20-times more likely to be diseased than plastic-free corals, according to new research published in the peer-reviewed journal Science Friday. For the groundbreaking study, scientists tested 124,000 corals from 159 reefs across the Asia Pacific region between…

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