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A school of diagonal banded and yellow ribbon sweetlips.
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In a career full of fish discoveries, these 5 species stand out

By Mark Erdmann, Ph.D.

February 24, 2017
Dr. Mark Erdmann has described 100 fish species that are new to science. Here are his favorites.
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Why ‘walking’ sharks are at greater risk of extinction than we thought

By Mark Erdmann, Ph.D.

November 30, 2016
Although the habitats of many walking sharks are at least partially protected, new research reveals their survival may be in doubt.
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Charting a sustainable path in a land of peat, oil palm and pollution

By Sophie Bertazzo

November 17, 2016
Indonesia is the world’s top palm oil producer — yet too often, yields come at the expense of nature’s health.
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To improve crop yields, just add trees

By Syaiful Purba

October 20, 2016
In an Indonesian province plagued by deforestation, a group of women farmers has found a more sustainable way to feed their families.
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What you need to know about palm oil

By Molly Bergen

October 4, 2016
Fixing the palm oil industry requires more than a palm oil boycott. Here’s what you need to know.
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