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Okinawan waters on list of hot spots needing protection

Date Posted: 2002-02-21

Researchers at Harvard University in Boston along with other international groups have designated 10 locations around the world valued for their biological diversity as being in need of immediate protection. The list of “hot spots” was published in the Feb. 15 issue of Science magazine. The sea surrounding Okinawa was among those selected due to its numerous coral reefs and large number of diverse life forms. The group warned that many coral reefs, including those in Okinawa, are facing the threat of destruction. The group first developed a list of 18 locations through analysis of 3,235 life forms existing in the sea. They then selected 10 spots, including Okinawa, the Philippines, the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea, which are especially in need of immediate protection. These places occupy only 0.012 percent of the earth’s total sea area but host 54 percent of all species having a limited habitat.

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