Deep Trouble for the Deep Sea

09/07/2011 - The deep sea is home to an estimated 10 million species, most of which have yet to be scientifically documented. While this marine biodiversity rivals the world's richest tropical rainforests, these fragile deep-sea habitats, which have taken centuries to grow, are being destroyed by trawlers dragging enormous weighted nets that, in a single pass, scrape the ocean floor habitat clean. Learn more at

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