66 species of coral proposed for endangered or threatened listing by US
NBC News: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration proposed listing 66 species of coral as endangered or threatened.
"Climate change and other activities are putting these corals at risk," Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said in announcing the proposal. "This is an important, sensible next step toward preserving the benefits provided by these species."
Photo: Pillar coral are seen in the Florida Keys. The species was one of 12 proposed for listing as endangered by the U.S. (NOAA)