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Beebe and the Bathysphere

Eighty years ago, WCS naturalist William Beebe and engineer Otis Barton plunged more than 3,000 feet into the ocean and observed never-before-seen marine life in its natural habitat.

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    After Hurricane Sandy devastated WCS’s NY Aquarium, an outpouring of support helped us recover. Now, we’re redesigning and rebuilding in ways that will leave us more resilient in the future. Be part of the transformation.

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    As demand for ivory skyrockets, poachers kill 96 elephants every day in Africa. Join the Wildlife Conservation Society to stop the killing, stop the trafficking, and stop the demand.

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