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Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative Highlights

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Narrator: Each year, more than 60,000 jobs and over 6 billion dollars of our local economy depend on the health of our coral reefs in southeast Florida.

The vast and beautiful reefs off our shores, provide habitat for 30 percent of our fisheries, and protect our shorelines from erosion, storms and hurricanes.

However, pollution, coastal construction, maritime industry impacts, over-fishing and recreational misuse are harming our reefs.

Learn how you can help protect our valuable reef resources by visiting www.southeastfloridareefs.net.

Damselfish and staghorn coral

Small fish often shelter in staghorn coral.

Funding Acknowledgement: The Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative and the production of this video were funded in part by a Coral Reef Conservation Program grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management and by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection through its Coral Reef Conservation Program.

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Last updated: May 08, 2014

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