NOAA : 20 Corals Added to Endangered Species List

August 29, 2014 10:27 PM

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NOAA : 20 Corals Added to Endangered Species List

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced on Tuesday that 20 new types of coral reef species have been listed as protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

“Coral reefs are one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on earth, providing habitat for many marine species. Protecting and conserving these biologically rich ecosystems is essential, and the Endangered Species Act gives us the tools to conserve and recover those corals in most need of prot...

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