High Pollutant Levels in Guánica Bay Spell Toxic Threat To Corals

by Dr. Enozia Vakil on  February 11, 2014 at 3:50 PM Environmental Health
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The sediments of Guánica Bay were found to contain the highest levels of chromium, nickel, PCBs, chlordane and other toxic chemicals than ever measured, the NOAA study found.
 High Pollutant Levels in Guánica Bay Spell Toxic Threat To Corals
High Pollutant Levels in Guánica Bay Spell Toxic Threat To Corals

Researchers from the National Ocean Service's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) studied the reef's ecology to help establish baseline conditions that coastal managers can use to measure changes resulting from new efforts to manage pollution. Among the items studied were habitat types, coral cover, fish and pollution stressors such as nutrients, sedimentation, toxic contaminants in Guánica Bay.



Source: Eurekalert

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