A deadly disease is wiping out Caribbean coral, researchers find

A regionwide outbreak of coral disease in the Caribbean is killing off up to 94 percent of some coral species in what researchers say could become the “most deadly [such] disturbance ever recorded” in the area, according to findings published Thursday.


Footage from 2018 and 2019 off the coast of Mexico shows coral affected by stony coral tissue loss disease, which has spread across the Caribbean. (Video: Lorenzo Álvarez-Filip, BARCO LAB)