March 28, 2005

3/28 - Is the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Failing in their Mission?

They don't think so. An article this month in Science by lead author John Pandolfi says Florida's coral reefs are "well over halfway toward ecological extinction." They concluded that government efforts to protect coral reefs have been, "piecemeal and ineffective." But Andy Bruckner of NOAA said the article's criticism of efforts to protect reefs wasn't "entirely fair." Check out this article about it all in the Contra Costa Times.


This is your Florida coral reef, circa 2020.

Posted by Randy Olson at March 28, 2005 01:20 AM