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Scientists Agree on the Need to Protect 30% of the Sea. But Which 30%?

June 8, 2020 By Elizabeth Claire Alberts Mongabay
Despite the rich biodiversity of the high seas, only about 1% are currently protected, while the rest lie beyond national jurisdiction. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea does provide some specification of what activities can and can’t be done in the open ocean, but experts say it doesn’t do enough to protect the high seas.