Puerto Rico’s corals are currently experiencing widespread die-offs due to a mysterious and severe disease called the Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease. This disease affects the longest-lived and slowest-growing reef-building corals, and is moving across the Caribbean at an alarming rate. Marine scientists around the world are calling this a major ecological emergency. This story will highlight the innovative research efforts of a local team of coral ecologists focused on slowing the progress of the disease. Please see full details below.