More money for protection of coral

  • Terry Lilley / Special to The Garden Island

    Different types of algae color coral different shades in the reefs and supply food for the polyps, adding to the delicate balance of the reef ecosystem.

LIHUE — Hawaii coral reefs are one step closer to receiving nearly $10 million more in federal funding thanks to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee approval of the Restoring Resilient Reefs Act.