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University of Miami to Pay $482,000 for Reef Damage


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Author: David Fleshler

Source: Sun Sentinel

August 6, 2012

"The University of Miami has agreed to pay $482,000 for damage done to a coral reef when the university's research ship ran aground in Biscayne National Park.

The R/V Walton Smith, a 96-foot catamaran, is the primary research vessel for the university's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. The vessel grounded on a coral reef before dawn on Oct. 13, 2007, remaining on the reef until refloated by a rising tide.

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