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Meet a scientist: the scuba specialist

By Kiley Price

October 7, 2020
Conservation News spoke to Conservation International's marine and diving safety officer, Edgardo Ochoa, about his shark encounters, the dangers of decompression sickness and his passion to prevent a plastic-filled future for the world’s oceans.
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New to science: Species discovery in the waters of Fiji

By Mark Erdmann, Ph.D.

June 26, 2017
Mark Erdmann and Gerry Allen were part of a team that completed a rapid survey of Fiji’s Lau Seascape. They discovered nine species that might be new to science.
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Off Panama’s coast, divers resurrect a ‘ghost’ of the deep

By Edgardo Ochoa

May 3, 2017
A routine search for spots to train scuba divers led to a disturbing discovery: huge, abandoned fishing nets in the middle of the ocean.
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