Largest marine protected area in Atlantic Ocean will soon be official

Date: August 26, 2019

Source: National Geographic
Author: Sarah Gibbens

THE NEARLY 170,000 square miles of ocean around Ascension Island, one of the world’s most pristine and biodiverse ocean ecosystems, will soon be officially protected.

From the surface, Ascension Island—a tiny volcanic outpost in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean between Brazil and the west coast of Africa—looks remote and isolated.

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