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Author: Melissa Harrold, Senior News Editor,


Two men were arrested Friday, accused of poaching corals in the Florida Keys.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said it received a call from the U.S. Coast Guard in Islamorada that two men on a small boat were seen taking corals from the reef near Alligator Reef Lighthouse.

The FWC and the Coast Guard responded and found the boat. The FWC said officers found a cooler full of corals and marine life on the boat, as well as two chisels and a chisel hammer, which investigators said were used to extract the coral from the reef. Read the full article at