Feds could face coral lawsuit

  • Snorkelers exit the water at Kahaluu Beach. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Snorkelers exit the water at Kahaluu Beach. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Snorkelers flock the ocean at Kahaluu Beach. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • A snorkeler navigates the rocks and coral at Kahaluu Beach. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Beachgoers navigate the water at Kahaluu Beach. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — The Center for Biological Diversity on Wednesday announced plans to file suit after a federal agency missed a deadline to rule on whether to list cauliflower coral as a threatened or endangered species under federal law.