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Into the Deep: First Glimpse of Bering Sea Canyons Heats Up Fisheries Battle

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Science  12 Oct 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5848, pp. 181-182
DOI: 10.1126/science.318.5848.181a

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Marine biologists' first glimpse at life in two massive canyons below Alaska's Bering Sea have conservationists arguing that the canyons need protection from fishing, and fisheries biologists countering that the canyons' ecosystems are not necessarily unique and are not heavily fished.