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Coral Reefs in the Balance, Part 2

On the tiny island of Jandayan in the Philippines, "lantern-divers" swim along the reefs at midnight to hunt for one of the world's most exotic animals, seahorses, to sell to aquarium-fish dealers. It's part of an effort to preserve the traditional island lifestyle while keeping seahorses from dying out. NPR's Christopher Joyce reports in the second part of a National Geographic Radio Expeditions series.

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Christopher Joyce is a correspondent on the science desk at NPR. His stories can be heard on all of NPR's news programs, including NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.