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12 New Deep-Sea Species Discovered in Indonesia

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(Text by Serina Rahman. Photo © JACOB MAENTZ/CORBIS) Long before the sun peeks over the horizon, artisanal fishermen across Malaysia’s Johor Strait gather at their...

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