New Zealand Is Creating A Really Big Ocean Sanctuary
The Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary off the coast of New Zealand will be one of the largest protected marine areas on the planet.By Katie Link | September 29, 2015
Imagine an area the size of France. Now imagine that area in the ocean off the coast of New Zealand. That's how big that country's new ocean sanctuary will be. (Video via 100% Pure New Zealand)
New Zealand's Prime Minister, John Key, announced plans to the U.N. General Assembly on Monday to create a protected marine wildlife area surrounding the Kermadec Islands in the South Pacific. (Video via United Nations)
The Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary will span 240,000 square miles, making it one of the largest protected marine areas on the planet.