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Antarctic sanctuary: The Weddell Sea quest | earthrise

Discussion in 'Geography' started by AndrewvanZyl, May 30, 2018.

  1. AndrewvanZyl

    AndrewvanZyl Occasional commenter

    Published on May 30, 2018
    Antarctica, the planet's southernmost continent, is home to spectacular biodiversity - from emperor penguins and blue whales to krill. But climate change, plastic pollution, oil drilling and an ever-expanding commercial fishing industry are threatening this undisturbed land and its iconic creatures.Now a bid is under way to create a massive Antarctic Ocean sanctuary in the vast and remote Weddell Sea. The marine reserve would cover 1.8 million square kilometres and would be protected from direct human impacts like fishing, oil drilling and deep-sea mining.

     

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