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Marine Park "The Size of the Moon" in Pacific

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September 19, 2012
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An ambitious plan to link marine parks across a vast swathe of ocean -- whose surface area would equal that of the Moon -- is slowly coming together piece by piece, say conservationists.


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AP (Feb. 26, 2013) — Tourists won't see an immediate impact from automatic budget cuts at Everglades National Park, but a top official says wildlife programs could suffer. Park Superintendent Dan Kimball says there are already 17 vacancies at the park.
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Ocean Health the Focus of Tasmania Marine Meeting

Ocean Health the Focus of Tasmania Marine Meeting

Reuters (Nov. 27, 2012) — Marine scientists from around the world have converged on tiny Maria Island, off the coast of Tasmania, Australia, for a workshop to share research on how human activity is affecting marine diversity around the world.
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RAW VIDEO: Galapagos Sharks Tagged With Tracking Devices to Protect Them

RAW VIDEO: Galapagos Sharks Tagged With Tracking Devices to Protect Them

AFP (June 20, 2013) — The Galapagos Marine Reserve lies a thousand kilometers from the Ecuadorian mainland and is home to 33 shark species, many of them endangered. In order to understand how the sharks live and protect them, marine experts tag them with tracking devices.
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