"This October, when the proposal is on the table to create a huge Antarctic Ocean
Sanctuary in the Weddell Sea, politicians must know that the eyes of the world and the weight of history are upon them,"Ms.
The Antarctic Ocean
Commission - an international organisation which includes the UK government - will meet in October this year to decide whether the sanctuary should be created.
However, Takeharu Bando, chief of the research whaling team that left for the Antarctic Ocean
on the Nisshin Maru, said, "We need a strong and fast ship that can withstand sabotage activities."
Established by the 22 Antarctic Treaty countries that had been protecting the continental landmass since 1958, CCAMLR is an international governing body that has safeguarded Antarctic oceans
and helped develop scientific understanding since 1982.
"We urge the international community to take notice and designate additional, permanent protections in other areas of the Antarctic Ocean
and around the world."
Delayed warming of the Antarctic Ocean
is commonly seen in global climate models.
According to the Antarctic Ocean
Alliance (AOA), which speaks for some 30 NGOs, Russia, backed by Ukraine, held up adoption of the proposals by raising legal issues pertaining to whether this body has the right set up such areas.
SYDNEY - Australia is confident on permanently ending whaling in the Antarctic Ocean
, the country's attorney general said ahead of a trip to The Hague where he will represent Australia at the International Court of Justice.
Furthermore, there are substantial quantities of methane hydrate--an ice-like substance formed by high pressures and cold temperatures--at the bottom of the Antarctic Ocean
Curious Connections--A group of fish known as noto-thenioids inhabits the Antarctic Ocean
, where super-chilled water exists year-round.
Following the acquisition, Aker Biomarine will own and operate two krill trawlers and one freighter vessel in the Antarctic ocean
, which is in line with the company's long term goal to face increasing demand for both Qrill feed and Superba dietary supplement.
TAGGED: Seals wearing data-collection devices are helping track the effects of climate change in the Antarctic Ocean
. The animals measure temperature and salinity (saltiness) of the water as they swim.