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    Miners are turning to Indonesia’s ocean floor for help to fill dwindling supplies of tin ore. Unlicensed trawlers have begun sifting through sand off the coast of Sumatra to find the in-demand material, while local fishing advocates express concern over its impact on marine life. Tyson Whelan reports.

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