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May 19, 2017

Deep beneath the waters of the Atlantic off Brazil's most northern coast, French major Total SA is hunting for what it hopes will be Latin America's next big oil discovery, but environmentalists fear the project may damage a nearby thriving reef system, more than 1,000 kilometers long and possibly home to new marine species.

Brazil’s new oil frontier threatens Amazon reef
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Waves reach a forest on the banks of Atlantic Ocean on the coast of Amapa state near Oiapoque city, northern Brazil, March 31, 2017. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

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