NOAA announced today it will afford Endangered Species Act protections to 20 coral species. All 20 species will be listed as threatened, none as endangered. Fifteen of the newly listed species occur in the Indo-Pacific and five in the Caribbean.
One more day to comment on ESA listing of 66 coral species.
You have less than 48 hours remaining to submit your public comment (electronic submissions are closed after 11:59 PM EDT, April 5th, 2013).
How could the listing of 66 stony corals under the Endangered Species Act affect aquarists and the aquarium industry?
66 Species of stony corals that NOAA Fisheries is proposing for Endangered or Threatened Species Status (November 30, 2012)