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CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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Social media turns tide of ocean protection in Brazil

By Morgan Lynch

April 17, 2018
Brazil recently announced the creation of two marine protected areas totaling 900,000 square kilometers.
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The doctor is in: Indonesia’s whale sharks get annual check-up

By Abraham Sianipar

September 28, 2017
In Indonesia, scientists give whale sharks “physicals” — measuring, tagging and taking blood samples underwater, in 30 minutes — to assess the health of both the species and the surrounding waters.
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Update: What we’re learning about the world’s largest fish

By Mark Erdmann, Ph.D.

August 1, 2017
Two years into a whale shark tracking program, scientists are learning new facts about the world’s largest fish.
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On the trail of ‘Sharky McSharkface’

By Molly Bergen

August 30, 2016
The latest news on the travels of Indonesia’s tagged whale sharks.
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Whale shark watch: 4 things we’ve learned from tracking the world’s largest fish

By Mark Erdmann, Ph.D.

June 26, 2016
As Shark Week kicks off, check out the latest science on these ocean giants.
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