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Abstract

Coral diseases are widely reported in the tropics but the first incidence of cold-water coral disease was not noted until 2002 when divers recorded an outbreak at 10-28 m depth off Lundy in a NE Atlantic marine protected area. The seafan Eunicella verrucosa exhibited coenchyme necrosis and subsequent diving surveys of >600 colonies at 13 sites since revealed that disease outbreaks were widespread in SW England to depths of 50 m from 2003-2008, possibly caused by infection by Vibrio bacteria at high temperatures.

Publication Date

2009-05-14

Publication Title

Freiberg Online Geology

Volume

22

First Page

44

Last Page

48

ISSN

1434-7512

Organisational Unit

School of Biological and Marine Sciences

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