[Coral-List] NOAA Fisheries Initiates a Status Review of 82 coral species under the ESA

Jennifer.Moore Jennifer.Moore at noaa.gov
Wed Feb 17 12:58:40 EST 2010

On February 10, 2010, NOAA Fisheries Service published a Federal 
Register Notice finding the agency will evaluate the status of 82 
species of coral under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), in response to 
a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity. Of the 82 species 
that will be reviewed, seven species occur in U.S. Caribbean waters and, 
according to the petition, 75 occur in U.S. Pacific waters. NOAA’s 
Fisheries Service is soliciting information on the species’ historical 
and current distribution and abundance, the short- and long-term effects 
of climate change on their condition and the effects of other potential 
threats such as land-based sources of pollution, and existing 
conversation efforts. Please see the FR notice for further information 
at http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/esa/82CoralSpecies.htm

Jennifer Ann Moore
Acropora Coordinator
Natural Resource Specialist
NOAA Fisheries Service
Protected Resources Division
263 13th Ave. S.
St. Petersburg, FL  33701
(727)824-5312 phone
(727)824-5309 fax
jennifer.moore at noaa.gov

To those who sacrificed careers of adventure in the wide-open spaces to wrestle for conservation in the policy arena.

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