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56 corals in U.S. waters ‘likely’ to vanish by 2100

Without greater protection, 56 coral species in U.S. waters are “likely” or “very likely” to go extinct by the end this century, due to ocean warming, acidification and disease, finds a new federal government assessment now open for public comment.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, says its ongoing assessment to determine whether to list 82 Caribbean and Indo-Pacific coral species under the Endangered Species Act is the most complex listing process the agency has ever undertaken… Source

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