[Coral-List] Florida corals at risk

Sarah Frias-Torres sfrias_torres at hotmail.com
Fri May 30 11:28:56 EDT 2014

It's appalling to see how the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued the green light to destroy reefs in Southeast Florida, from Pompano and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea to Ft. Lauderdale by dumping one million cubic yards of sand on an ill conceived beach renourishment project. 
This is an area known for its thickets of Elkhorn coral, Acropora palmata and Staghorn coral, A. cervicornis. Both species are listed under the U.S. Endangered Species List.
There's an opportunity to contribute your knowledge and perhaps stop the madness in time. The period for public comments ends June 14, 2014. Here's a link with more information, and relevant email addresses.

Sarah Frias-Torres, Ph.D. Coordinator Reef Rescuers ProgramIsland Conservation Centre Nature Seychelles,Amitie, Praslin, Seychelleshttp://www.natureseychelles.org-and-Research CollaboratorSmithsonian-National Museum of Natural Historyat Smithsonian Marine Station, Fort Pierce, FL, USATwitter: @GrouperDocBlog: http://grouperluna.wordpress.comhttp://independent..academia.edu/SarahFriasTorres

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