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More corals to get Endangered Species Ac...

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MECHANICSVILLE, Va.—Last Wednesday the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that 20 species of corals will protection under the Endangered Species Act. Five of the species occur in Caribbean waters, the other 15 occur in the Pacific and Indian oceans. In addition, the agency found that two Caribbean species previously listed as threatened, elkhorn and […]

Feds consider lessened protections for m...

Florida manatee

MECHANICSVILLE, Va.—The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering a proposal to change the status of the West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus) from “endangered” to “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. The proposal, published in the Federal Register on July 2, states that an agency review of a petition requesting a change in the species’ […]

Welcome to Last Call for Corals

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MECHANICSVILLE, Va.—Welcome to Last Call for Corals: Life, Death, and Conservation of an Ocean Ecosystem. This blog, like another blog I recently created, Wanderers and Wonderers: Rambling through the Realm of the Exploration and Environmental Narrative, serves as an adjunct to my dissertation research in the Media, Art, and Text program at Virginia Commonwealth University. […]