16-Month dredging operation at the Port of Miami DESTROYED 50 to 90 percent of nearby reefs | Natural News

16-Month dredging operation at the Port of Miami DESTROYED 50 to 90 percent of nearby reefs | Natural News

New findings from a team of researchers from the University of Miami (UM) revealed significant damage to anywhere between 50 to 90 percent of Miami’s coral reefs during the 16-month dredging operation at the Port of Miami. This study, published in the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin found that upwards of 560,000 corals within 500 meters of the dredged channel were killed. Furthermore, they believe that the impact of the dredging operations may have spread across more than 15 miles of Florida’s reef tract, possibly killing tens or hundreds of thousands more.

Full article: 16-Month dredging operation at the Port of Miami DESTROYED 50 to 90 percent of nearby reefs

Sources from the article:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190530141448.htm

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0025326X19303868

https://www.marine.usf.edu/news-and-events/new-study-finds-over-half-a-million-corals-killed-during-port-of-miami-dredging/



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