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NPCA sues USNPS, charging it with failing to protect Biscayne NP

Apparent failure by the National Park Service to fully support its fundamental mission at Biscayne National Park, "to conserve the scenery; natural and historic objects; and the wildlife therein," led the National Parks Conservation Association on Thursday to sue the agency over the condition of the park's ailing coral reef ecosystem.

Once upon a time, the reef in Biscayne, the country's largest marine park, featured a wondrous and bountiful array of species, from bonefish, tarpon and oysters to groupers, barracuda, spiny lobster, and lustrous parrotfish. But, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Florida's burgeoning population and coastal development have pushed the state's reefs into a four-decade decline, "with many reefs losing more than half of their coral cover."

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