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UN treaty would protect high seas from over exploitation

The first significant steps towards legally protecting the high seas are to take place at the UN in New York. These waters, defined as the open ocean far from coastlines, are threatened by deep-sea mining, over-fishing and the patenting of marine genetic resources. Over the next two years, government representatives aim to hammer out a
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Dolphins understand their partner’s role in cooperative tasks

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia and the United States-based Dolphin Research Centre shows that bottlenose dolphins not only cooperate with each other, but can do so with precise behavioural coordination never before demonstrated in nonhuman animals. www.news.uwa.edu.au/2018092010962/business-and-industry/dolphins-understand-their-partners-role-cooperative-tasks

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Massive boom will corral Pacific Ocean’s plastic trash

Giant rubbish collection device deployed to clean up huge island of floating plastic garbage in Pacific Ocean. www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-09/giant-rubbish-collector-sent-to-clean-up-pacific-garbage-patch/10219006 Engineers have set to sea to deploy a rubbish-collection device to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the world’s largest rubbish patch in the heart of the Pacific Ocean.
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