Rapid Coral Decay Is Associated with Marine Heatwave Mortality Events on Reefs

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Current Biology, 2019, 29 (16), pp. 2723 - 2730.e4
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© 2019 Elsevier Ltd Due to climate change, coral reefs are now being subjected to extreme marine heatwave (MHW) conditions. Leggat et al. show that large-scale mortality due to MHWs and microbial colonization leads to a previously undescribed rapid dissolution of the coral skeleton.
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