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

Fishermen unload fish from their boat on the banks of Amapa Grande River on the coast of Amapa state, in Amapa city, northern Brazil, April 1, 2017. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

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