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The author poses/hides in a mangrove at low tide. Image by Morgan Erickson-Davis.

Top mangrove news of 2022

Not quite aquatic but not fully terrestrial, mangrove forests are uniquely adapted to inhabit the interface between land and sea in the warmer parts of the world. Compared to the…
The author poses/hides in a mangrove at low tide. Image by Morgan Erickson-Davis.

Why fish are disappearing from Amazonian waters

From the coastline to freshwater streams, people living in Amazonia say industrial fishing, deforestation, hydroelectric dams and climate change have reduced fish populations. Industrial fishing is one of the main explanations for the low numbers. Fishermen report that large boats are trawling with nets up to 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) in length that do not allow fish to reach the shore.
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