Hopefully Puerto Ricans, scientists, educators, organizations and govermental institutions will work together to protect this amazing treasure .... and to protect and help grow other endangered areas along the island's coastal waters. For more check the link at bottom.
In this undated photo provided by Richard Appeldoorn, a professor at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez, is seen newly discovered coral off the coast of Puerto Rico. Reefs located at a depth of up to 500 feet (152 meters) within a 12-mile (19-kilometer) area were recently discovered as part of a federally funded mission to conduct research on deep-water corals according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (AP Photo/Hector Ruiz)
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