New records of coral diseases in the Persian Gulf

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Parviz Tavakoli-Kolour
Sanaz Hazraty-Kari

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We report first observations of three coral diseases including black band disease on Acropora, a syndrome resembling yellow band disease and red band disease on Porites colonies from depth 5–6 m at Abu-Musa Island  after widespread coral bleaching in the northern part of the Persian Gulf  in October 2012. 

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Parviz Tavakoli-Kolour, Graduate School of Engineering and Science, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan.

Sesoko Station, Tropical Biosphere Research Center, University of the Ryukyus, Mobotu, Okinawa, Japan