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Alex Muñoz

Entries by Alex Muñoz

Victory: Chile Becomes First Nation to Protect All Seamounts From Bottom Trawling

(11) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 10:48 AM

On Chile's Juan Fernández Archipelago, unique fish and crabs sit pocketed alongside vibrant coral reefs against a rich, blue underwater background. Further west in the Pacific, brilliantly colored lobster dot the rocky crevices and coral surrounding Easter Island's seamounts. These are some of Chile's seamounts -- beautiful underwater mountains that...

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Chilean Oil Spill Devastates Local Fisheries and Wildlife

(6) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 9:57 AM

It's a grim, but familiar, picture. Waves of black sludge lap at the sandy shore, while seabirds coated in oil struggle to lift their wings. On September 24, more than 5,800 gallons of oil spilled into Quintero Bay, Chile when intake hoses broke free from an oil tanker at the...

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Restoring the Pacific Through International Trade Laws

(3) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 8:33 AM

The Pacific Ocean is one of the world's greatest resources. Occupying one-third of our planet's surface and more area than all of the land combined, it harbors a wealth of food and energy that many nations rely on for economic security, including our home nations of Canada and Chile. But...

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Saving Easter Island's Sharks and Marine Life

(29) Comments | Posted January 18, 2012 | 2:42 PM

You've heard of Easter Island, but you may not be familiar with its uninhabited neighbor. Salas y Gómez Island has been called one of the world's last untouched marine places.

A recent expedition and new documentary demonstrate the stark contrast between these two islands -- and the need for new...

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