Nature Foundation Researches the Immense Impact of Coral Disease on St Maarten Reefs. | SMN News

PHILIPSBURG:—The Nature Foundation has been monitoring the impact of the Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease on St Maarten coral reefs since it was first discovered in October 2018. Recent a more elaborate research from the Nature Foundation established on average a 60% infection and mortality rate of the most susceptible stony corals in the Marine Park ‘Man of War Shoal’. On coral reefs outside the Marine Protected Area, an even higher average is found; at least 70% of the affect corals species are either diseased or dead.

The Nature Foundation used the Roving Diver methodology I order to establish the

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