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Port of Miami Acropora cervicornis relocation report : final report
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    United States, National Marine Fisheries Service,
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    "Between October 26 and November 8, 2014, a NOAA team consisting of personnel from NOAA (Restoration Center, Habitat Conservation, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, and NOAA Corps) along with partners from the University of Miami mobilized to rescue Acropora cervicornis colonies, which are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, located along the Inner Reef1 that were being impacted by sedimentation believed to be a result of dredging operations associated with expansion of the Federal Channel that leads into Miami Harbor. Dive operations at the site were challenging given the difficult logistics with ongoing dredge operations, low visibility, tug and scow traffic associated with the spider barge, fluctuating tidal currents, and commercial shipping in the area; but through careful planning, coordination, and execution, the project was safely and successfully completed"--Introduction.

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