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Elkhorn Coral - Threats
... Diseases that affect elkhorn coral include white pox disease, white band disease, and black band disease ... White pox disease, which only affects elkhorn coral, is caused by a fecal enterobacterium, Serratia marcescens ... White pox creates white lesions on the coral skeleton and results in an average tissue loss of 2.5 cm2 (0.39 sq in) per day, but can cause as much tissue loss as 10.5 cm2 (1.63 sq in ...

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