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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Thurs., October 19, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Pinellas beach restoration Hurricane Idalia caused major destruction to Pinellas County beaches. The emergency beach restoration project is projected to cost upwards of 20 million dollars.   Dredging in Puerto Rico A proposed dredging project...
coral bleaching

“Hot tub” water temperatures in the Florida Keys have caused early coral bleaching and could lead to mass mortality

Coral reef scientist Bill Precht talks about how hot it is in Florida waters and how that is impacting coral bleaching and other marine life.
coral transplants

UPDATE: Corals transplanted by Mote in Florida Keys have spawned

Here’s an update (12 Aug. 2020) to a story we published last week. The original story is below. Mote is now saying some of their transplanted corals have spawned in the field. Here’s video they...
coral transplants

Corals transplanted by Mote in Florida Keys are forming eggs and sperm

Here’s an update (12 Aug. 2020) to this story. The original story is below. Mote is now saying some of their transplanted corals have spawned in the field. Here’s video they posted to Twitter: MAJOR...
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Are probiotics a key to slow spread of Florida’s devastating coral disease?

The most extensive coral disease ever is still spreading and could cause several species to go locally extinct in Florida, but scientists are studying how probiotics could help slow the spread of stony coral tissue...
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Scientists may have found effective treatment for diseased Florida corals

Some Florida scientists are taking action to try to stop the spread of a devastating disease affecting corals. Kevin Andrew Macaulay is a researcher with Nova Southeastern University. He tells WMNF they’re applying an antibiotic...
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Florida’s devastating coral disease has spread to Caribbean: scientist

A devastating coral disease that started in the Miami area has spread to nearly all of the Florida reef tract and the infection known as stony coral tissue loss disease can now even be found...
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Florida’s coral disease outbreak is most “extensive” ever: scientist

A devastating coral disease continues to spread through Florida’s reefs and scientists say it may cause some coral species to go locally extinct; on WMNF’s MidPoint we spoke with Greta Aeby, a coral disease ecologist...
coral disease

Several coral species could go locally extinct in Florida from white-plague disease

A mysterious disease is killing Florida corals, and a coral reef ecologist says the disease is still spreading and causing local extinctions of some coral species. What’s called white-plague disease spread when corals were already...
coral disease

Historic coral disease outbreak spreading in Florida

A newly-published scientific paper describes a massive coral disease outbreak in Florida that is “arguably one of the most lethal ever recorded on a contemporary coral reef.” The lead author of the study, William Precht,...

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