This document serves as an interim guidance document to direct recovery efforts for pillar coral,…
About The Species
Pillar coral is a hard coral found in the western Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It often resembles fingers or a cluster of cigars, growing up from the sea floor. Pillar coral is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
NOAA Fisheries is committed to conserving and protecting pillar coral. Our scientists and partners use a variety of innovative techniques to study, learn more about, and protect this species.
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In the Spotlight
Pillar coral is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
Recovery Planning and Implementation
The Recovery Outline is meant to serve as an interim guidance document to direct recovery efforts, including recovery planning, for pillar coral, rough cactus coral, lobed star coral, mountainous star coral, and boulder star coral.