The Mergui Archipelago had been closed to foreigners for nearly 50 years. Now, scientists are exploring the marine environment there. They've found that over the last few years, a lot of damage has been done.
In this episode: Cleaning up Argentina's dirtiest river, environmental concerns over salmon farming in Scotland, dynamite fishing threatens Tanzania's coral reefs - and the volunteers who help injured turtles in Greece.
Since Myanmar opened up in 2011, the Mergui Archipelago has come under pressure from tourism and fishing. An alliance of local sea nomads and international scientists is trying to save this island paradise.
Holiday idyll or crime scene? In Tanzania, dynamite fishers toss up to 50 bombs a day into the coral reefs - using a technique that, in theory, is outlawed. A task force is hoping to put an end to the dangerous practice.
Researchers warn that Myanmar's Mergui archipelago should be made a protected area before the signs of human-caused pollution reach its unspoiled waters.
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