Virtual Watch Room Monitors the World’s Largest Marine Reserve

In March of this year, the United Kingdom officially announced the creation of the largest marine reserve in the world. Covering 834,334 square-kilometers (roughly 3.5 times larger than the U.K. itself), it protects the waters around the Pitcairn Islands, which are home to over 1,200 different species. While marine reserves aren’t a new idea, this one changes the game by using satellite technology to monitor the area in real time.

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Mission Blue Strives for Ocean Conservation by Creating Hope Spots

Sylvia Earle and her organization, Mission Blue, are working to create dozens of ‘hope spots’ — protected marine environments free from fishing, oil drilling, and dumping. The goal is to protect 20% of the world’s oceans by 2020. This article celebrates the UN-observed World Habitat Day, 6 October, 2014.

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