Researchers have identified biodiversity hotspots in the high seas, "the planet's last global commons." Will a UN treaty establish international ocean parks?
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Climate change could threaten the survival of the common whelk, a sea snail with the misfortune of living in one of Earth's fastest warming marine areas.
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Certain fish are super-urinators, meaning that they contribute more nitrogen to the ecosystem. Unfortunately, they're also prize catches.
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A market-based system with the right incentives could bring more coastal and island nations together to improve ocean conservation efforts.
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In the last ten years, the impacts of overfishing, pollution, shipping, and other human activities on the oceans have doubled—and may double again.
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The collapse of a major jumbo squid fishery in Mexico was a mystery, but new research may have cracked the case—and serves as a warning for the future.
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A bunch of pregnant giant devil rays in fishing nets indicate a previously unknown birthing zone in the Gulf of California.
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