Massive Marine Protected Area Now a Haven for Antartic Wildlife

On December 1st, 2017, after years of negotiation amongst a broad coalition of countries, a 1.55 million square kilometers area of the Ross Sea off Antartica became the world's largest marine protected area (MPA).  Home to Adelie and Emperor penguins, leopard seals, whales and more, this historic  designation safeguards one of the last unspoiled wilderness areas on the planet.  Many credit the documentary film The Last Ocean as the catalyst which brought international awareness and action to the area.

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