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New Zealand | Sharks thriving in country's largest MPA, but not elsewhere

A recent global assessment of shark populations at 371 coral reefs in 58 countries found no sharks at almost 20% of reefs and alarmingly low numbers at many others.


The study, which involved over 100 scientists under the Global FinPrint project, gave New Zealand a good score card. But because it focused on coral reefs, it included only one region — Rangitāhua (Kermadec Islands), a pristine subtropical archipelago surrounded by New Zealand’s largest marine reserve.


https://theconversation.com/sharks-are-thriving-at-the-kermadec-islands-but-not-the-rest-of-new-zealand-amid-global-decline-143439

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