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WHY PROTECT ANTARCTICA'S OCEAN?

WHY PROTECT ANTARCTICA'S OCEAN? THERE ARE ALMOST 0,000 SPECIES THAT LIVE IN THE SOUTHERN OCEAN AROUND ANTARCTICA MANT SPECIES CANBE FOUND NOWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD THE ANTARCTIC STILL HAS PENGUIN BREEDING COLONIES LARGE ENOUGH TO DEAFEN HUMAN EARS WITH THEIR INSISTENT CALLS THE ANTARCTIC ALSO HAS MILLIONS OF CRABEATER SEALS, WHICH ARE BELIEVED TO BE HE SECOMD MOST POPULOUS MIAMMAL ON EARTH ALMOST EVERY ANTARCTIC RESEARCH EXPEDITION DISCOVERS NEW SPECIES THAT WERE PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN TO SCIENCE SCIENTISTS HAVE PULLED UP SAMPLES OF MUD AND WATER THAT CONTAINED 40,000 ORGANISMS PER LITRE, MANY OF THEM NEW TO SCIENCE 1L 40,000 ORGANISMS 1.5 MILLION BREEDING PAIRS OF GENTOOS, CHINSTRAP AND ADÉLIE PENGUINS MAKE THEIR HOME AROUND THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA GENTOOS CHINSTRAP ADELIE 2 IN THE SOUTH ORKNEY ISLANDS ALONE THERE ARE 22 MILLION PAIRS OF THE ANTARCTIC PRION (A FLYING SEABIRD) THE KERGUELEN ISLANDS ARE HOME TO MORE THAN 120,000 ELEPHANT SEALS, THE SECOND BIGGEST SUBPOPULATION OF THE SPECIES BE PART OF THE LEGACY AND HELP US CREATE THE LARGEST NETWORK OF NO-TAKE MARINE RESERVES IN THE WORLD JOIN THE WATCH! wWW.ANTARCTICOCEAN.ORG ANTARCTIC OCEAN ALLIANCE PROTECTING THE WILD SOUTH SOURCE: ANTARCTIC OCEAN ALLIANCE. 2012. ANTARCTIC OCEAN LEGACY: A VISION FOR CIRCUMPOLAR PROTECTION

WHY PROTECT ANTARCTICA'S OCEAN?

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To celebrate the World Oceans Day, the AOA - Antarctic Ocean Alliance - has released the first in a series of 3 inforgraphics demonstrating why we need to protect Antarctica's ocean. Join the Watch!

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