The world’s largest marine protected area goes into force in the Ross Sea

The Department of State welcomes the entry into force of the Ross Sea Region Marine Protected Area (MPA) – the world’s largest – covering 1.55 million square kilometers (about twice the size of the State of Texas or about 7% of the Southern Ocean), of which 1.12 million square kilometers is fully protected. The Ross ...
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Protecting the Ocean’s Last Great Frontier – Ross Sea

Repost from DipNote – Posted by Judith Garber, November 24, 2015. The Ross Sea is not going to make your short list for beach vacations. It is far away.  It has no resorts.  And it is really, really cold. While this 3.6 million square kilometer expanse of Antarctic waters may not be hospitable to humans, it is ideal for many plants and animals from emperor penguins, ...
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