Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened

August 28, 2014 12:15 PM

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Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened

WASHINGTON – The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change.

Five species can be found off the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts of Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The other 15 are in the Pacific Ocean area near Guam and American Samoa.

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