Contact: Martin Glas
Caption: The dark front of the BBD migrates towards the healthy tissue and leaves the bare coral skeleton behind. Sulfidic (+H2S) and anoxic (-O2) conditions are responsible for the necrosis of the coral tissue in the BBD zone.
Credit: M. Glas/R. Dunker
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