[Coral-List] Impact of listing 66 coral species on coral research

Eugene Shinn eshinn at marine.usf.edu
Thu Dec 13 12:35:31 EST 2012

Thanks (shortfin_mako_shark at yahoo.com) for explaining Section 4 of 
the ESA Act. So when was Acropora put on the list? Has a recovery 
plan been enacted? NMFS did designate a "critical habitat" for 
Acropora. It includes large areas where Acropora never did exist. (I 
was excluded from the team that made the designation) I am not aware 
of a plan to save it from extinction. Gene

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