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Electric Reefs Help Save Bali's Marine Life

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December 26, 2011
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A Disneyland of manmade reefs off a Bali beach is helping save the tropical island's marine life. The reef system has been created by using electricity to 'grow' coral on steel structures.


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Tackling Lionfish Deep on the Ocean Floor

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Humpback Whale Tagging

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National Geographic (Apr. 9, 2012) — In the busy waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of Boston, ships and submerged fishing gear pose a threat to humpback whales. Researchers with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Census of Marine Life tag the aquatic giants to gain a clearer picture of the humpback’s underwater habits, foraging strategies and movements. The data collected is used to redirect water traffic and implement safer fishing practices to keep these whales out of harms’ way.
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Hands-on Training to Help Aging Animals

Hands-on Training to Help Aging Animals

AP (Dec. 18, 2013) — A marine facility in the Florida Keys is offering college students a unique opportunity to help aging animals. The 36-week program is the only one in the US that teaches hands-on training and care of marine mammals. (Dec. 18)
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