Coral Restoration Project Shows Promise in Florida Keys

Efforts to restore coral reefs in the Florida Keys show promise to help some endangered coral from going extinct, according to research revealed Wednesday.

In a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, scientists from Florida State University found that reef restoration projects could help endangered staghorn coral bounce back from its “Threatened” listing under the Endangered Species Act.

“Once widespread in Caribbean reefs, staghorn coral populations have declined by over 90% since the 1970s,” the researchers said in a statement.

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