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Scientists, marine conservationists, and government officials from countries in the Americas have proposed a protected ocean corridor between Ecuador and Costa Rica to protect endangered species from extinction.
The proposed ocean corridor, or swim-way, would run along the Cocos Ridge. This 435-mile (700 km) underwater mountain range connects the Galapagos Islands Marine Reserve in Ecuador and the Cocos Islands Marine Reserve in Costa Rica. At-risk marine species use the biologically diverse ridge for mating and migration between Ecuador and Costa Rica. The swim-way aims to protect such species from fishing pressure in the surrounding waters.