[Coral-List] Seized and forfeited black coral available for research under some circumstances

Crawdaddy Hale crawdaddyhale at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 19 12:46:54 EDT 2013

Coral listers:
As part of the criminal plea deal in U.S. v. GEM Manufacturing, the Government received 13,500 pounds of raw black coral.  A portion of this coral could be made available to researchers under certain circumstances, e.g., shipping and handling paid for by recipient.
If you are interested in getting a hold of some of this material, please email christopher.hale at usdoj.gov with a bit about your background and what you want to do with the coral.
Here is a link to a news article with a little background on the case, but more importantly, there is a photo of what some of the unprocessed coral looks like.
We need to hear from you by March 26, 2013.

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