03 Mar 2016

Saving the sea of glass

03 Mar 2016

Saving the sea of glass

Soon after their discovery scientists observed large stretches of the reefs that had been completely destroyed. The fragile glass sponges had been crushed by heavy fishing gear that was dragged over the reefs. Scientists, fishermen and conservationists are working with the government to protect the glass sponge reefs before they are lost forever.

Video still credit: Jackson Chu and Sally Leys/ROPOS

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