Antarctica’s Ross Sea Declared Marine Protected Area

By ,   October 30, 2016 ,   Cruise Industry

In breaking news, Antarctica’s Ross Sea was declared a Marine Protected Area on Friday, October 28, 2016. The decision was made by CCAMLR (Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources) in Hobart, Australia, after years of campaigning by different countries and lobby groups.

Ross Sea

Image: The Reward Boss

Heritage Expeditions’ founder and owner Rodney Russ, who pioneered expeditions to Ross Sea more than 25 years ago said:

‘While we haven’t seen the full details of the agreement yet, the creation of the Ross Sea sanctuary has got to be good news for the wildlife of the Ross Sea and its ecosystem.’