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UC marine scientist named Pew Conservation Fellow

UC Antarctic marine scientist Dr Regina Eisert has been recognised for her work protecting the world's oceans with a prestigious Pew Marine Conservation Fellowship.

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UC marine scientist named Pew Conservation Fellow

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