On July 14, 2023, fish swim around a reef of coral in Key West. The largest coral reef in the US is a barrier reef that is about 350 miles wide (563.27km) from Dry Tortugas National Park in Martin County to St. Lucie Inlet.
Berardelli, speaking to CNBC, said that the buoys inside Florida Bay, which is to the north of Florida Keys, and the peninsula in South Florida, are all located in murky water that's very shallow. He added that "there are no official water temperature records." Recent readings from South Florida are extreme. Maya stated that "Water temperatures have risen to such an extent that they are a threat to even the most hardy corals in Florida's Coral Reef." Plan to Save the NYC Region from Climate Change: $52.6 Billion