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World’s largest marine protected area established off Antarctica

adeli penguins
A group of Adeli Penguins are seen here in the Antarctic sea ice of the Southern Ocean

Today, the largest marine protected area in the world was created in the Ross Sea, off the coast of Antarctica. This is a HUGE victory for the whales, penguins, and toothfish that live there and for the millions of people standing up to protect our oceans.

October 28, 2016 — For years, Greenpeace has campaigned for protection of the Ross Sea at CCAMLR, the international body responsible for stewardship of Antarctic waters. Each year, Greenpeace, the Antarctic Ocean Alliance, and millions of people Continue reading World’s largest marine protected area established off Antarctica