US reefs under threat

| 02/09/2008

(IAR): A new report has identified a number of threats to one of the largest near-shore live-bottom reefs in the US. The new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) research said the overall condition of the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary could only be classed as "fair". Threats to the reef includie non-indigenous marine species, over fishing, waterborne chemicals from human coastal activities and increased recreational use of the site. Go to article.

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