Australia to Create World's Largest Marine Reserve
November 25, 2011
"The Australian government has announced plans to establish the world's largest protected marine area in the Coral Sea.
The proposed Coral Sea Commonwealth Marine Reserve will cover 989,842 square kilometers (around 380,000 square miles) -- an area roughly one tenth the size of the U.S.
"Australia's vast oceans provide a source of food and resources, and are a place of recreation. But we cannot afford to be complacent," Australia's environment minister Tony Burke said."
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