A type of coral on Japan’s list of endangered species has been found in waters off the Henoko district in Okinawa, where landfill-related construction is underway for the planned replacement of a key U.S. military base within the prefecture, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

The ministry’s Okinawa Defense Bureau plans to transfer the coral, called Porites okinawensis and on the Environment Ministry’s red list, to a different location.

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