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In the high seas, scientists uncover a ‘vortex of life’

By Kiley Price

June 30, 2021
On the surface, the international waters off the coasts of Peru and Chile are a seemingly barren expanse. But beneath the waves, two underwater mountain chains — known as the Salas y Gómez and Nazca ridges — are bursting with life, according to a new study.
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New science: protecting high seas hotspots, wildlife and more

By Kiley Price

February 25, 2021
Protecting nature starts with science. Here’s a roundup of recent scientific research published by Conservation International experts.
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2020 in review: For world’s oceans, a year of distress, discovery

By Kiley Price

December 23, 2020
This month, Conservation News is revisiting some of the most interesting and significant stories and issues we covered in 2020.
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Off Hawai‘i’s coast, an unexplored undersea mountain reveals its secrets

By Sophie Bertazzo

September 16, 2016
A thousand meters beneath the ocean’s surface, Conservation International scientists encounter rare marine species.
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