Scientists to study dying coral reef off Boynton and Delray

A coral reef system is slowly dying off the shores of Boynton Beach and Delray Beach, and scientists are planning to test the 13 million gallons of partially treated sewage discharged daily into the ocean to determine whether that’s causing the decay of the nearby Gulf Stream coral reef – Aug. 3, Sun-Sentinel

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    […] Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties are the only three counties that pump treated waste into the ocean, according to news from the Miami Herald, to the tune of 300 million gallons a day. The counties are supposedly balking at the idea of it, saying it will be costly and that there’s no proof the treated waste is harming coral reefs (although scientists have been studying that). […]


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