2015-03-07. Despite Protections, Miami Port Project Smothers Coral Reef in Silt.

posted Mar 10, 2015, 9:16 AM by Alan Gould
By Lizette Alvarez, The New York Times. For GSS Losing Biodiversity chapter 7. Excerpt: MIAMI — The government divers who plunged into the bay near the Port of Miami surfaced with bad news again and again: Large numbers of corals were either dead or dying, suffocated by sediment. The source of the sediment, environmentalists say, is a $205 million dredging project, scheduled to end in July and intended to expand a shipping channel to make room for a new generation of supersize cargo ships....  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/08/us/despite-protections-miami-port-project-smothers-coral-reef-in-silt.html.