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Aquatic Animals: The Need for Understanding and Legal Protection

By: Kathy Hessler, Lewis & Clark Law School

Aquatic animals are so overlooked and poorly understood that they are easily ignored even in general calls for the legal protection of animals. They are excluded from some laws1 and their capabilities are less frequently studied by scientists than those of their land-based kin. Research into their well-being is more complicated and difficult due to the environments in which they live.

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