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Brittle starfish on impacted coral (Credit: Lophelia II 2010, NOAA OER & BOEMRE)

Coral Damage: How Long Will Gulf Oil Disaster Impacts Linger?

11/11/2010 // By Craig Guillot

“Decades and decades – if not hundreds of years.” That’s how long it could take coral affected by the Gulf oil disaster to recover, according to NWF Senior Scientist Doug Inkley.

New Evidence Gulf Oil Disaster Killing Corals

11/8/2010 // By Miles Grant

Seven miles from the BP oil gusher, researchers have discovered new evidence of the disaster’s impact on Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystem: Scientists have found evidence of “dramatic” damage to deep-sea coral near the site of the Gulf oil disaster, with …

United Nations Reject Coral Protections

3/22/2010 // By germanom

Delegates at the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) rejected yesterday a proposal that would have regulated the trade of red and pink coral worldwide. The proposal, offered by the United States …