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H.R. 860, The Coral Reef Conservation Act Reauthorization and Enhancement Amendments of 2009 (1 comment ↓ | 10 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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H.R. 860 would reauthorize the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000.

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April 3, 2009, 4:46pm (report abuse)

As one of the oldest ecosystems on the PLANET (they existed long before the dinosaurs), coral reefs only make up 1% of the planet's structure yet provides housing for 25% of the world's fish! Coral reefs provide a $400 billion income from food/economics etc. 25% of the world's reefs are gone and we may lost another 50% by 2050. The time to act is now.

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