Contact: Talia Ogliore
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Caption: Deep sediments are home to a surprising diversity of animal life. Researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa have helped establish a new network of marine protected areas to safeguard biodiversity and ecosystem function in the Clarion-Clipperton fracture zone, a mining prospecting region in international waters of the Pacific Ocean.
Credit: University of Hawaii
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