River run off damages nearby coral reef

Coral samples taken from a reef in Madagascar have shown ill-effects of river run off. The bay is described as a kindergarten for whales, where over 300 humpbacks congregate to raise their calves each year.

Results show that coral closest to the river plumes were more susceptible to disease and distorted growth patterns.

These findings will assist in marine parks devising conservation strategies and create awareness of adverse impacts on coral reefs.

Read more at University of Western Australia