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Phosphate deposits on the sea floor off the coast of Baja California could be a feedstock for agricultural fertilizer. But digging them up could put a fishing community, endangered sea turtles and other marine species at risk.

Phosphate deposits on the sea floor off the coast of Baja California could be a feedstock for agricultural fertilizer. But digging them up could put a fishing community, endangered sea turtles and other marine species at risk.

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In Science, Tech & EnvironmentEnvironmentLivable Planet.

Tagged: San JuanicoNorth AmericaMexicoBaja California SurCentral AmericaDana CordellJuan Luis AguillarJeanneht Armendáriz Villegas.