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Coral reef off New Caledonia. Courtesy of Google Earth.

New Caledonia votes to protect coral reefs

The government of New Caledonia voted on Tuesday to establish marine protected areas across 28,000 square kilometers (10,800 square miles) of waters around the French overseas territory, safeguarding coral reefs, marine habitats,…
Coral reef off New Caledonia. Courtesy of Google Earth.