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NOAA proposes listing 66 reef-building coral species under the Endangered Species Act

NOAA press release: November 30, 2012 In compliance with a federal court ordered deadline, and consistent with existing international protections, NOAA Fisheries announced today that it is proposing Endangered Species Act (ESA) listings for 66 coral species, including 59 in the Pacific and seven in the Caribbean. This science-based proposal is more limited than the […]

March 16, 2012
Lawsuit Seeks Plan to Save Florida Corals, Urgently Threatened by Ocean Warming and Acidification

ENN: Environmental News Network — Know Your Environment From: Center for Biological Diversity Published March 16, 2012 01:24 AM SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal notice of intent to sue the National Marine Fisheries Service Thursday for failing to develop a recovery plan for two species of coral, elkhorn and staghorn, […]

July 6, 2011
Scientists Map The Staghorn Coral Genome

by News Service – July 5, 2011 18:28 EST CAIRNS, Australia — Australian scientists today announced they have sequenced the genome of the staghorn coral Acropora millepora, a major component of the Great Barrier Reef and coral reefs worldwide. This is the first animal genome project to be carried out entirely in Australia, and […]