Experts weigh up turning Antarctica’s Weddell Sea into sanctuary | Al Jazeera English



November 1, 2018 10:08 am Published by Leave your thoughts

A fierce debate is under way in Hobart, Australia – whether to turn one of the remotest parts of the planet into the largest protected area.
The Weddell Sea in Antarctica holds a vast array of wildlife and, experts believe, thousands of undiscovered species.
Scientists and campaigners are supporting a proposal of the European Union to turn it into a no-go zone for industrial fishing, mining and deep sea drilling.

Al Jazeera’s Nick Clark reports.

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