31 Oct '16, 1am

New Ross Sea Protected Area Now World's Largest-   HOBART, Tasmania, Australia, October 30, 2016 (ENS) - T

New Ross Sea Protected Area Now World's Largest-   HOBART, Tasmania, Australia, October 30, 2016 (ENS) - T

HOBART, Tasmania, Australia , October 30, 2016 (ENS) – The world’s experts on Antarctic marine conservation have agreed to establish an expansive marine protected area, MPA, in the Ross Sea region of the Southern Ocean. This week at a Meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, CCAMLR , in Hobart, all 24 member countries and the European Union agreed to a joint proposal by the United States and New Zealand to establish a 1.55 million square kilometer (598,000 square mile) area of the Ross Sea protected from human activities. By comparison, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands was previously the largest marine protected area, at 1.508 million square kilometers (583,000 square miles). Emperor penguins look out over the newly protected Ross Sea near the USA’s McMurdo Base in Antarctica. (Photo...

Full article: http://ens-newswire.com/2016/10/30/new-ross-sea-protected...

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