A Call for More Marine Reserves

Publication: Maclean's

Author: Janine Parkinson


07/01/2010 - The seas around the Northern Mariana Islands, 2,250 km south of Japan, are home to incredibly rare species, not to mention unusual features like a boiling pool of liquid sulphur (the only other known sulphur pool is on one of Jupiter’s moons), gigantic mud volcanoes, and the Mariana Trench, our planet’s deepest canyon. But convincing the public to care about places underwater, which they won’t ever visit, can be a challenge.

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“The bottom of the ocean is quite incredible,” says Jay Nelson, director of Global Ocean Legacy, “even if people can’t see it except in pictures.”

Read the entire article A Call for More Marine Reserves on the Maclean's Web site.

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