One of the first images of the Amazon Reef 28 Jan, 2017 Greenpeace

BP and Total are trying to get permission to drill for oil near the Amazon Reef, but this group of experts called for the companies plans to be put on hold, saying that The priority should be to protect the reef and surrounding waters in order to conduct further research.

This letter adds more pressure on BP and Total to cancel their plans to drill. So far, over a million people have signed the petition against oil drilling near the Amazon Reef, and more than 29,000 people have written to BPs CEO in protest.

A fascinating puzzle

One of the first images of the Amazon Reef 28 Jan, 2017 Greenpeace

For ocean scientists, the Amazon Reef is a fascinating puzzle, full of new discoveries and surprising twists. In just a few days of exploring the reef, researchers believe to have found not only three potential new fish species, but also dozens more that had not been spotted in the area before.

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