Over recent years, Antarctica has become one of the fastest warming places on the Earth. Temperatures in the southern Antarctic ocean are warming more rapidly then the entire global ocean as a whole. This kind of warming is causing changes to both the physical and living environments of the Antarctic. A vast number of animal colonies are being affected as the ice conditions alter. Their abundance in the ocean is being affected by the reduced sea ice cover, making them increasingly threatened by extinction as time goes on.
It was announced this week that 598,000 square miles of the Ross Sea will be internationally protected, making it the World’s largest marine reserve. The Ross Sea, sometimes referred to as the ‘last ocean’  is located to the south of New Zealand and deep within the South Antarctic ocean. The protected area covers an area that is 6 times bigger than the UK. …
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