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Submarine research in the world’s largest underwater canyons

Submarine research in the world’s largest underwater canyons

Greenpeace is researching the world’s largest underwater canyons at the bottom of the Bering Sea using a Waitt Institute submarine. The Pribiloff and Zhemchug canyons are known as the “Grand Canyons of the Sea,” yet little is known about the diversity and distribution of life on the sea floor. Today, overfishing and destructive fishing methods like trawling are damaging these canyons and threatening the food supply for marine mammals, birds and Native communities who depend on the marine ecosystem.

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West Africa’s Marine Bushmeat

West Africa’s Marine Bushmeat

With West African fish stocks under increasing pressure from foreign industrial fishing fleets, scientists are concerned that local people may be forced to increasingly hunt other marine wildlife such as turtles and marine mammals.

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