Coral Sea could become world’s largest marine reserve

Next week, the Australian Government is expected to announce plans to protect the Coral Sea, a huge area of ocean (around 1 million square kms) between Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Conservationists are hoping the government will grasp the opportunity to fully protect this extraordinary piece of ocean and create the world’s largest ‘no-take’ marine reserve.

Here’s a TV commercial with a talking humphead wrasse, making the case for protecting the Coral Sea (I spent 4 years studying these fish for my PhD and I’m sad to say I never had a conservation with one).

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