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Canadian Geographic - - DISCOVERY WILDLIFE -

The ap­prox­i­mate size in square kilo­me­tres of an area off coastal Bri­tish Co­lum­bia that Shell Canada vol­un­tar­ily re­lin­quished ex­plo­ration rights to in Septem­ber — a de­ci­sion that the com­pany said it made to sup­port ma­rine con­ser­va­tion. About one-third of the wa­ters in ques­tion over­lap with the Scott Is­lands ma­rine Na­tional Wildlife Area, which is off the north­west­ern tip of Van­cou­ver Is­land and was es­tab­lished in June 2018.

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