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TWENTY-four coun­tries and the EU have reached a his­toric deal to des­ig­nate 1.55 mil­lion square kilo­me­tres of the Ross Sea in the Antarc­tic re­gion a marine pro­tected area for the next 35 years.

The de­ci­sion came af­ter Rus­sia dropped its ob­jec­tions to the deal af­ter two weeks of ne­go­ti­a­tions at a meet­ing of the Com­mis­sion for the Con­ser­va­tion of Antarc­tic Marine Liv­ing Re­sources in Ho­bart, Aus­tralia.

The Ross Sea is one of the last in­tact marine ecosys­tems in the world, home to pen­guins, seals, tooth­fish and a unique type of killer whale. It is also home to huge num­bers of krill, a sta­ple food for dozens of marine species

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