OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo says they have taken in some coral from the Florida Reef Tract in an effort to help save it from stony coral tissue loss disease.
The reef is the third largest in the world which they say is experiencing "unprecedented coral loss" due to the disease.
They shared the information in this Tweet:
Last Thursday, the Zoo received 70 stony corals from the Florida Reef Tract, the largest barrier reef in the continental U.S. and the third largest reef tract in the world. The reef is experiencing unprecedented coral loss due to stony coral tissue loss disease. #SavingSpecies pic.twitter.com/QRZiyQgEMd— Omaha's Zoo (@OmahaZoo) July 3, 2019