The World's Largest Marine Park Will Protect A Whole Lot Of Ocean

Worth celebrating!

The EU and 24 countries have come together to do something pretty amazing — declare a 600,000-square-mile area of the Ross Sea a park. This makes it the largest marine protected area in the world, which, as Head of U.S. Delegation Evan Wood declares, is a "major step forward for marine conservation globally. It's a wonderful moment." 

Deeming this area of the Ross Sea — one of the most "ecologically important oceans" — means greater protection for the marine life there, as well as a 35-year ban on commercial fishing. 

And that's something definitely worth celebrating.