Officials want $100M for reef restoration in Florida Keys

phys.org | 6/8/2015 | Staff
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Federal officials have announced plans to raise $100 million to fund projects to restore seven significant coral reef sites in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

"Mission: Iconic Reefs" calls for restoring nearly 70 acres (28 hectares) of the Florida Reef Tract, one of the largest strategies ever proposed for coral restoration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday.

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NOAA officials said the organization will work with partners to secure public and private funds.

"We have identified some iconic reefs here in the Keys that we want to help restore," sanctuary superintendent Sarah Fangman said. "These reefs have been suffering from a number of threats for years as have reefs around...
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