A Delicate Balance: Protecting Northwest’s Glass Sponge Reefs

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Glass sponge. Photo source: ©© Dan Hershman

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Rare and extensive reefs of glass sponges are found only one place on earth – a stretch of the Pacific Northwest coast. Now, efforts are underway to identify and protect these fragile formations before they are obliterated by fishing vessels that trawl the bottom…

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