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Report: Protections through Papahānaumokuākea Marine NMon helping damaged seamounts recover

For decades, overfishing and trawling devastated parts of an underwater mountain range in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii, wrecking deep-sea corals and destroying much of their ecological community.


But now, after years of federally mandated protection, scientists see signs that this once ecologically fertile area known as the Hawaiian-Emperor Seamount Chain is making a comeback.


https://phys.org/news/2019-08-depleted-seamounts-hawaii-recovering-decades.html

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