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3 coral species proposed for federal protections

By Marcie Kagawa / mkagawa@staradvertiser.com

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 03, 2012

~~<p>The National Marine Fisheries Service is proposing to place three species of coral found in Hawaii under the protection of the federal Endangered Species Act.</p>
<p>&quot;We're looking to preserve the healthy and vibrant corals those of us have come to appreciate and know,&quot; Sam Pooley, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, said at a news conference Friday.</p>
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The National Marine Fisheries Service is proposing to place three species of coral found in Hawaii under the protection of the federal Endangered Species Act.

"We're looking to preserve the healthy and vibrant corals those of us have come to appreciate and know," Sam Pooley, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, said at a news conference Friday. Login for more...



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