Discover variety of resources this portal have that were designed to enhance your understanding of corals, habitats and related species.
The spread of lionfish has been fast, and now they are threatening fishery resources and the health of corals in the Gulf of Mexico.
The rule establishes 13 new habitat areas of particular concern with fishing regulations, designates 8 new areas without fishing regulations, and modifies the regulations in 3 existing areas.
The gulf council managed a comprehensive database of ESA threatened coral locations in the Gulf of Mexico. Explore the ESA Coral explorer database.
Some of the oldest known benthic marine organisms are black corals of genus Leopathes. These ancient deep-sea corals (Leiopathes spp.) are very slow-growing… Continue Reading Ancient Deep-Sea Corals
Deep-sea soft corals (Callogorgia spp.) are abundant foundation species (species which built main reef structure), often occurring as extensive fields of colonies in the… Continue Reading Deep Sea Soft Corals
The deep-water environment found off the west coast of Florida proved to be a good habitat for diverse deep-water coral communities. Black corals… Continue Reading Deep Sea Black Corals
Gulf council produced a set of pamphlets which highlights basic information about Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed corals from the Gulf of Mexico.… Continue Reading Endangered Corals from the Gulf of Mexico
In September 2014, NOAA Fisheries published a federal register notice that listed seven coral species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The… Continue Reading ESA Coral Explorer