In pictures: Year of marine wonders
Big nipper

On Madagascar, scientists found this rock lobster which may be the world's largest at 50cm long.

But the aura of bounty may be misleading. "CoML studies show steep declines of most wild marine animals that people eat," says Dr Fred Grassle, CoML steering committee chair.

(Image: J Groenevelt, Marine and Coastal Management, South Africa)

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