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The author declares that she has no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Ulrike Pfreundt prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

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I am submitting an abstract that was accepted as a contributed talk at the World Conference for Marine Biodiversity 2018. This talk is a Perspective talk with the aim to broaden the horizon for marine conservationists. It contains no scientific research.

We were invited to publish the abstracts here. Please do tell me if this is not appropriate, because my abstract is not scientific.


Participation in the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity 2018 was supported by a Postdoctoral Fellowship to Dr. Ulrike Pfreundt, issued by the ETH Zurich Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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