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By: Catie Leary on Dec. 31, 2009, 8:23 a.m.
Replenishing mangroves

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Replenishing mangroves

Indonesia students pass along mangrove seedlings as part of planting program on May 14 at Pantai Indah Kapuk conservation area in Jakarta. Hundreds of officials and experts from 70 countries gathered in Manado for the conference, the first global meeting on the link between oceans and climate change.