Posted by: reefrescue | October 31, 2009

Divers continue to pressure Palm Beach over staghorn coral habitat protection

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Watch: Palm Beach opposes coral protection video

Emails from across the world urge the Town of Palm Beach to withdraw their objection to federal coral habitat protection.
 
On October 14, Reef Rescue escorted town representatives on a dive to the recently discovered staghorn coral patch, found offshore of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-lago estate. The town is now awaiting their consultant’s recommendations.

While the Town of Palm Beach ponders the decision whether to withdraw their objection to critical habitat protections, letters from concerned citizens from as far away as Australia, are still pouring into the town. The emails, many of which threaten a boycott of Palm Beach hotels and restaurants, have now topped 800+.

For background on the staghorn coral debate see the Reef Rescue September 3rd Coral Reef Blog.

and

September 30th Reef Rescue Blog: Divers make amazing discovery on Palm Beach reef.

 

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