An enormous bay in Antarctica, home to penguins and killer whales, has become the world’s largest protected marine area. “It’s near pristine and how many near pristine parts of the ocean do we have left on the planet?” said a WWF Australia Ocean Science Manager. Twenty-four nations and the European Union agreed unanimously to declare the Ross Sea in Antarctica an official Marine Protected Area. The area is roughly the same size as Alaska. Click here for more on this story.
photo: John Weller – Antarctic Ocean Alliance via nytimes.com