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Surprising, Vibrant Reef Discovered in the Muddy Amazon

Yet, already, a threat to this new reef is emerging. At least 35 sections of the continental shelf were acquired by Brazilian or transnational companies for oil exploration, up to 20 of which may soon be producing oil near the reefs.”Such large-scale industrial activities present a major environmental challenge, and companies should catalyze a more complete social-ecological assessment of the system before impacts become extensive and conflicts among the stakeholders escalate,” the new study recommends.

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