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New evidence shows that dredge spoil is linked to coral disease

James Whitmore reports in The Conversation (17.7.14) that new evidence shows for the first time the link between dredge spoil and coral disease in the wild:  ‘The research, led by Joseph Pollock at James Cook University, found that corals exposed to dredge spoil suffered twice the frequency of disease. While the study took place in Western Australia, experts said the findings have implications for dredging on the Great Barrier Reef.’

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