National Marine Fisheries Service seeks input on coral protection

The proposal came in response to a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental group seeking to extend endangered species protection to additional animals. “We really do have a coral reef crisis on our hands,” said Miyoko Sakashita, senior attorney and oceans director at the center. “The scientists are telling us coral reefs could very well disappear within our lifetimes.” Read more

  • borehead – Moderator

    The question is, Miyoko Sakashita, will you disapear in my lifetime?

  • What a surprise. Back in early 2000, or around that time, SWIFTMUD either authorized it or did it directly, dumped hospital sludge in the Gulf of Mexico. The dumping was thousands of gallons. The newspaper article said they were going to do it every six months. My husband was a commercial fishermen at the time and said the water went from blue to brown. The next year he said that the when you fished the same area it was dead and black slime came up on the lines. We never read about it again, so we don’t know if they are still dumping or not. You cannot poison the reefs and then complaint they are dead. Just sayin.

    • borehead – Moderator

      Second story in two days about the Center for Biological Diversity, Oceana Inc and Turtle Island Restoration Sue the NMFS/F+WS (us) AGAIN! Loggerhead’s at the brink of extinctio………