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How Marine Protected Areas Work

Marine Protected Areas

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If your next vacation involves the ocean, consider how supporting marine protected areas will help safeguard the environment for years to come. Marine protected areas are known by many different names., from marine sanctuaries to marine reserves, no-take zones, or locally managed marine areas. These areas strive to create a more natural balance and minimize direct human impacts through regulations. Protected areas refer to the area of seabed and water column directly beneath physical points on the ocean’s surface.

How do Marine Protected Areas work?

By Alan Kavanagh, Project Coordinator, The Reef-World Foundation. Continue reading on Scuba Diver Life!