Today's Science Word: Epizootic
| Wed May 6, 2009 6:24 PM EDT
Sobering news today from ABC Science Online, via Discovery.com:
An epizootic—the wildlife equivalent of a human epidemic—of black band disease has appeared in the Great Barrier Reef, say Australian researchers.
Scientists, who have been monitoring the progress of the disease, say this the first time an epizootic of this type has been documented in Australian waters.