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Default 30 years of data reveal what's really killing coral reefs

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Thirty years of unique data reveal what's really killing coral reefs
"A study published in the international journal Marine Biology, reveals what's really killing coral reefs. With 30 years of unique data from Looe Key Reef in the lower Florida Keys, researchers from Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute and collaborators have discovered that the problem of coral bleaching is not just due to a warming planet, but also a planet that is simultaneously being enriched with reactive nitrogen from multiple sources.

Improperly treated sewage, fertilizers and top soil are elevating nitrogen levels, which are causing phosphorus starvation in the corals, reducing their temperature threshold for "bleaching." These coral reefs were dying off long before they were impacted by rising water temperatures. This study represents the longest record of reactive nutrients and algae concentrations for coral reefs anywhere in the world...."
I've always thought that regular old "pollution" was a real problem, rather than bogus climate change.
So Nitrogen rich Fertilizers and sewage run off effect corals, anyone think that it might negatively effect more than that? Seems to me this a problem that has realistic solutions which won't put the world back to the 1500's and may actually start new industries.
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