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Coral-saving crabs, biodegradable plastic surge, iceberg collision: 3 stories you may have missed

By Vanessa Bauza

December 21, 2020
In case you missed it: A voracious crustacean helps restore seaweed-choked coral, a surge in biodegradable plastic threatens to further pollute oceans and rivers, and a massive ice melt endangers one of the world’s richest ecosystems.
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Tiny, remote islands make huge waves for marine conservation

By Kiley Price

November 25, 2020
The government of Tristan da Cunha — the most remote inhabited islands in the world — committed to protecting 90 percent of its territory’s waters, creating the largest marine protected area in the Atlantic.
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Newly discovered coral species face uncertainty in Pacific’s depths

By Kiley Price

October 29, 2020
A team of researchers recently discovered three new species of black coral in the depths of the North Pacific — but deep-sea mining could threaten them.
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Notes from the field: Sun-powered water, COVID and fishing, and more

By Kiley Price

October 22, 2020
Here are three recent conservation success stories you should know about.
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In high seas, scientists see a lifeline for coral reefs

By Kiley Price

September 14, 2020
Coral reefs on the high seas could offer a lifeline for the world's dying reefs, a new study finds.
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