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Diver at work on the coral relocation. Each colony had to be chiseled free, then transported to the new location and recemented along precast concrete grids. (APIVER)

Can the Gulf of Mexico’s largest voral reef survive a massive new port?

Environmentalists in Mexico have fought the recent relocation of a coral reef to make way for bigger ships in the Port of Veracruz. They worry about the ecosystem impacts of the port expansion and the precedent it sets for uprooting corals.  

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