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  • Protection for the Weddell Sea

    The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) is considering a proposal that would create a marine reserve in the Weddell Sea covering 700,000 square miles (1.8 million square kilometers). The Weddell Sea is a remote, ice-covered embayment east of the Antarctic Peninsula, and one of the most pristine marine ecosystems in the world. This area is a unique habitat... Read More

  • Protection for the Antarctic Peninsula Region

    The Western Antarctic Peninsula and South Scotia Arc regions are some of the most biologically important areasof the Southern Ocean and have experienced the impacts of a changing climate more than almost anywhere elseon Earth. Regional warming is leading to changing weather conditions, substantial declines in sea ice formation,and winter habitat loss for wildlife such as Adélie and... Read More

  • Research and Monitoring in the World’s Largest Marine Protected Area

    In October 2016, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) established the Ross Sea Region Marine Protected Area. The 2.06-million-square-kilometer marine reserve, which covers an area larger than Mexico and includes the area under the Ross Ice Shelf, is the world’s largest marine protected area (MPA). It represents a major advancement in fulfilling... Read More

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