Australia Set to Announce Historic Ocean Protections
Australia’s Coral Sea–located east of the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef Marine Park–is one of the last remaining places on Earth where large marine animals can still be found in great numbers.
Whales, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks and sea birds make their homes in these waters. Spectacular coral reefs, remote islands, towering underwater mountains and deep-sea canyons are also found in the Coral Sea.
However, less than one percent of this tropical marine jewel is protected.
Through the Protect Our Coral Sea campaign, Global Ocean Legacy is working with Australian conservation organizations to help safeguard this unique area for the future.
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