Daily Archives: August 7, 2015

Reefs of Miami

coral-reef-newscom-nhpaphotos074072The rainbow coloured of coral reefs of Miami’s Biscayne Bay have become dull and lifeless by choking in the sediments as the side effect of a dredging operation which carried out by US army. The port of Miami encouraged dredging its channel in the hope of attracting big cargos to sail through the Panama Canal by the end of 2016.
02-25_reef_250However reports suggest that these activities have caused irreversible damage over the only coral reef that North America has. It is home to diverse flora and fauna and also acts as a buffer to the rising coastline. There is an ongoing debate between the environmentalists and the government which backs the operation by providing a whopping 210 million dollars.
The supports of nature pleads to the government for the risk that its taking by destroying the beautiful treasures expecting the fleet of ships that might never ever turn up. They also allege that the coral reefs of Florida are already depleting due to over use of acid, human encroachment and change in the climatic conditions. The conservationists also allege to sue the army corps of engineers for violating the endangered species act.