Hailing the waters of Antarctica as a living laboratory, the United States has joined Australia and New Zealand in appealing for the creation of marine sanctuaries in the most remote and pristine part of the world.
This undated image, provided by the Antarctic Ocean Alliance on November 1, 2011, shows Antarctic ice bergs. The US and New Zealand have drawn up a proposal for a marine sanctuary covering 1.6 million sq km for Antarctica's Ross Sea, which would become the world's largest reserve.
The United States and New Zealand have drawn up a proposal for a marine sanctuary covering 1.6 million square kilometers (640,000 square miles) of the Ross Sea, which would be the world's largest reserve.
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