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Tropical Pacific Sea of Peru

Tropical Pacific Sea of Peru

The Tropical Pacific Sea of Peru is a unique area that serves as a refuge for several threatened species including groupers, sharks, manta rays, tuna, marlins, the Humboldt penguin and marine mammals such as cetaceans and sea lions, sea turtles, and many marine bird species. The area also includes reproductive grounds for great hammerhead sharks and is also a breeding and nursing site for humpback whales. Local communities in the area practice artisanal and very selective fishing practices that are threatened by illegal and commercial fishing as well as oil exploration and extraction. If the Tropical Sea of Peru Hope Spot received official designation by the government, it would ensure the ultimate protection of this unique and rich marine ecosystem and the fishing villages that depend on it.
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