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United Nations looks to protect open waters under new agreement

Only 1% of the world’s oceans are marine-protected areas, but a new agreement at the United Nations looks to bring that number up to 30% by 2030.

Dr. Kilaparti Ramakrishna of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution joins Here & Now host Celeste Headlee to talk about the high seas treaty and what it means for ocean protection.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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