Number of threatened coral species jumps from 2 to 22
from National Geographic
Twenty coral species — ten times the number listed previously — are the newest animals slated for protection under the Endangered Species Act. The ruling, announced by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, did not come with restrictions on "taking" corals — harming them directly by collecting them or indirectly by altering their habitat — but officials haven't ruled out such restrictions for the future.
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