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    Welcome to Gorongosa National Park

    In a new series, Nautilus puts a spotlight on Gorongosa National Park, a model for biodiversity restoration.

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    A Map of Life Like None Other

    In one of the most biodiverse places on the planet, scientists are charting the amazing web of life.

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    Why Is Antarctica Important?

    At nearly twice the size of Australia, Antarctica, our planet’s southernmost continent, is a polar desert; it is the coldest, driest, and windiest place on Earth, and almost entirely covered by ice. But despite this harsh environment, Antarctica and its surrounding waters—the Southern Ocean—are home to an incredible array of wildlife.This is mostly due to […]

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    Marine Protected Areas Are Key for Our Ecosystem

    The ocean covers over 70 percent of our planet’s surface, and its health is critical to all life on Earth. 25 percent of all known species live in the ocean; three in seven people rely on seafood from the ocean for animal-based protein as part of their diet; the ocean is a massive job creator, […]

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    Scientists Discover Three New Hydrothermal Vent Fields on Mid-Atlantic Ridge

    An international team of scientists work together to rapidly find and explore large hydrothermal vents on the world’s longest mountain range.