“Something very toxic” had “tissue falling off the skeleton”

Charles Fisher, chief scientist on the latest expedition in the Gulf of Mexico and a professor of biology at Penn State University, noted in a statement:

“We discovered a community of coral that has been impacted fairly recently by something very toxic.”…

“We found that extensive portions of most of the coral colonies were either recently dead or were dying. Most of the soft coral sea fans had extensive areas that were bare of tissue, covered with brown material, and/or had tissue falling off the skeleton. Many of the colonies appeared recently dead, with no living coral tissue, still covered with decaying material, and also with a notable lack of colonization by other marine life, as would be expected on coral skeletons that had been dead for long periods of time.”…

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