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Deadly New Disease Attacking V.I. Corals Right Now

A marine scientist has found what is believed to be an especially devastating new coral disease in the waters off the west end of St. Thomas. By Friday, a day after the discovery, V.I. government and private sector interests were working on plans to mitigate its impact. A large brain coral displays classic effects of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease. Known as Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease, the pathogen was first discovered near Virginia Key, just off the coast of Miami, in 2004 and it has already destroyed masses of corals along the Florida reef track from southeastern Florida through most of the Florida Keys. Scientists don’t know the precise cause of SCTLD. They do know that it effects an

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