Miami Dredging Project Killed More Than Half-a-Million Corals

https://e360.yale.edu/digest/miami-dredging-project-killed-more-than-half-a-million-corals

Scientists have found that a large dredging project at the port of Miami killed more than half-a-million corals from 2013 to 2015, devastating the only nearshore coral reef in the continental United States. Sediment kicked up by the project buried up to 90 percent of nearby reefs, with the impacts felt as far as 15 miles away, according to a new study published in the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin.

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