Another day, another mass die-off! This time, a report out of Texas is indicating that a mass die-off of coral and other sea animals was discovered this week on a reef in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, federal officials said Friday. The die-off was spotted by Sports divers on the East Flower Garden Bank, about 100 miles southeast of Galveston, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in a report.
Excerpt From Chron:
Divers from the motor vessel Fling “were stunned to find green, hazy water, huge patches of ugly white mats coating corals and sponges, and dead animals littering the bottom of the East Flower Garden Bank, a reef normally filled with color and marine life,” wrote Steve Gittings, chief scientist in NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Agency scientists were not immediately available for comment Friday evening.