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2010-02-16 09:45:00

Experts reported on Monday that a cold streak affecting most of the country is also being blamed for killing Florida’s coral reefs.

2009-10-01 19:29:30

A conservation group said Thursday discovery of a type of coral off the shore of the town of Palm Beach, Fla. indicates it deserves protected habitat status.

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2009-06-10 11:00:00

A recent study shows that a change in climate has assisted in advancing the leveling of the complex, multi-layered construct of Caribbean coral reefs.

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2008-12-08 16:22:04

What began as an homage to achievement in the field of coral reef geology has evolved into the discovery of an unexpected link between corals of the Pacific and Atlantic.

2008-10-29 15:00:16

The U.S. Fisheries Service says it will increase its protection of elkhorn and staghorn corals in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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2008-10-21 15:21:15

Rare corals may be smarter than we thought. Faced with a dire shortage of mates of their own kind, new research suggests they may be able to cross-breed with certain other coral species to breed themselves out of a one-way trip to extinction.

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2008-07-07 06:00:00

Half of all U.S. coral reefs, the center of marine life in the Pacific and Caribbean oceans, are either in poor or fair condition, a federal agency warns today.

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2006-07-05 07:50:00

In the azure waters of Florida's remote Dry Tortugas National Park, corals have been toppled by hurricanes and blighted by disease and a phenomenon known as bleaching.

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2005-08-18 18:42:13

Coral reef ecosystems, among the oldest and most diverse forms of life, are declining in U.S. waters because of overfishing, climate change, marine diseases, land-based pollution, storms and grounded ships.


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  • Growing in low tufty patches.
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