Marine Institute

News & Events Archive 2017

Loophead Summer Hedge School, County Clare is one of the ten Explorers Education Programme Outreach centres that ran seashore safari's for primary school students in 2017
December 29, 2017

The Explorers Education Programme reached a record number of children and teachers in 2017

The RV Celtic Voyager celebrates its 20th year of operations (July 1997-2017).
December 28, 2017

The Marine Institute's RV Celtic Voyager celebrates 20 years of service July 1997-2017

PRIMROSE group includes ten research and SME partners from five countries
December 27, 2017

PRIMROSE three year project is worth 2.7 Million Euro.

Marine Institute, Oranmore. Pic Cr Tom Szumski
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December 22, 2017

relating to national marine research, technology, development and innovation.

Irish Ports and Shipping Volumes Q3 2017
December 21, 2017

Irish Shipping Volumes increase by 5% in Q3 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016.

Galway Bay - Photo Cr Cushla DromgoolRegan
December 21, 2017

réimse gléasanna fréamhshamhla fuinnimh in-athnuaite mhuirí, teicneolaíochtaí nuálacha muirí & braiteoirí úrnua a imlonnú & a thástáil.

Galway Bay - Photo Cr Cushla DromgoolRegan
December 20, 2017

Will allow for the deployment & testing of a range of prototype marine renewable energy devices, innovative marine technologies & novel sensors.

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December 18, 2017

Save the Date: 25th & 26th April, Galway.

World Champion flyboarders created swirls of excitement with acrobatic and daredevil displays powering through the air on jets of seawater during Seafest 2017.Photo: Andrew Downes, xposure
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December 18, 2017

Ireland's biggest and most spectacular maritime festival

December 14, 2017

In 2017 the Marine Institute awarded €108,000 in grant-aid funding.

Speakers on the new 2018-2020 Horizon Work Programme
December 12, 2017

An information day, 'Sustainable Growth in the Atlantic Area: H2020 – A Key Investment Driver,' on the new 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme

Salmon losses at Connemara Fish Farms caused by Jellyfish Pic Credit David Branigan
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December 8, 2017

Such jelly fish incursions are natural phenomena.

Breaching beaked whale Photo credit: Ashley Bennison
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November 30, 2017

during a recent survey on the RV Celtic Voyager near the Rockall Trough

EAFP UK & Ireland Branches - Third Meeting
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November 29, 2017

11th – 12th September 2018, Connacht Hotel, Galway.

Pictured at the presentation of the Marine Institute's annual Stock Book in Dublin are Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, TD, Peter Heffernan, CEO of the Marine Institute, John Killeen, Chairman of the Marine Institute and Paul Connolly, Director of Fisheries Ecosystems Advisory Services at the Marine Institute. Photo By Jason Clarke Photography.
November 28, 2017

Providing the latest scientific advice for 61 fish stocks & including management advice for 2018

Repro Free: Wednesday 22nd November 2017. Pictured at the Marine Institute’s announcement of funding grants totalling €3.3 million was the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, TD, the funding grants which are being made in two research areas – Specialist Marine Equipment and Ocean Law and Marine Governance. Picture Justin McInness
November 21, 2017

In specialist marine equipment and Ocean Law & Marine Governance.

Collaborating for better marine resource management at INFOMAR Seminar
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November 21, 2017

highlighting the impact and value of Ireland’s national seabed mapping programme.

Marine Institute Singers to perform Christmas Concert December 9
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November 17, 2017

Along with Anna-Louise Costello & Cólaiste Éinde Choirs.

Irish Weather Buoy Network to feature on RTE’s Weather Live
November 17, 2017

M5 weather buoy which broke free during Storm Ophelia.

The Irish Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan, in association with the recently launched H2020 Work Programme for 2018-2020, will host an information session in the Marine Institute, Galway on Tuesday December 12th 2017
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November 15, 2017

4th Irish National Event of the Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan

The Marine Institute Celebrates Science Week
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November 10, 2017

Celebrating Science Week is really easy, and you can get involved in lots of different ways.

Kenyan Marine Fisheries Research Institute
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November 9, 2017

Increased level of marine ideas for both.

Howth Harbour
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November 7, 2017

The seminar theme is "Collaborating for Better Marine Resource Management"

Pacific Oysters. Photographer Fionn O'Fearghail
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November 7, 2017

Plus a new shellfish safety reporting website was launched at the end of the summer.

INvertebrateIT Project
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October 27, 2017

The INvertebrateIT consortium consists of seven partners from five European countries.

Marine Institute Headquarters
October 23, 2017

Four vacancies on the Board of the Marine Institute

Ifremer Logo
October 23, 2017

Peter Heffernan, Chief Executive of the Irish Marine Institute, and François Jacq, CEO of Ifremer, have signed an agreement the 8th of September.

Galway Bay Tide Gauge 16 Oct 2017
October 20, 2017

Ophelia brings unusual surge event to Galway

Pupils from Coláiste Croí Mhuire, An Spidéal with Conall O'Malley, Scientific & Technical Officer, Marine Institute
October 20, 2017

Spiddal School Science Project to understand our seas ends up in Scottish Waters

European Marine Board
October 19, 2017

European Marine Board meet in Galway to further knowledge of the ocean through marine science and innovation.

Record individual wave measured in South East by M5 weather buoy during Ophelia
October 18, 2017

The Irish Weather Buoy Network is designed to improve weather forecasts and safety at sea around Ireland.

Storm Ophelia 16th October 2017
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October 16, 2017

Due to dangerous weather conditions due to the approach of 'Ophelia'.

Science Day - Marine Institute/Galway City Museum
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September 25, 2017

Thursday, 16th November @ Galway City Museum

Prof Mark Ferguson, SFI, Minister John Halligan, Andrew Wheeler,  UCC, Aoife Braiden, GSI, Ciaran Kelly MI
September 21, 2017

And 95 research positions over the next 5 years.

Fulbright-Marine Institute Award to conduct Research in the USA: Apply Now!
September 19, 2017

A unique opportunity to travel to the USA to research in the fields of marine science...

Pacific Oysters. Photographer Fionn O'Fearghail
August 30, 2017

providing the most up to date information available...

Sea Strike animation generates awareness of human impact on the Ocean
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August 29, 2017

MaREI Centre for Marine & Renewable Energy recently released a short fun animation...

Irish Shipping Volumes rise by 1% in Q2 2017
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August 24, 2017

when compared to the corresponding period of 2016.

Chief scientist Ciaran O’Donnell, Marine Institute with the BBC One Show film crew before the WESPAS survey. Photograph Fionn O'Fearghail
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August 15, 2017

and were joined by the BBC "One Show" for the 2nd leg

Dr Noirin Burke, Explorers Education Programme with teachers from Maree National School, Galway during the annual week long teachers training, learning about how to use marine themes on the primary school curriculum.  Photograph Cushla Dromgool-Regan
July 28, 2017

Seashore fun activities and projects to teach students about Ireland's marine resource

Follow the Lancer's position - the red line is the sailboat’s current position 28th July 2017.
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July 28, 2017

Track the Lancer to see where it will end up? It may be near you?

Bursar Group Oranmore – Grace English, Mico Kinneen, Eoin Conroy, RoisÍn Dobey, Amanda Egan and Louisa Sinclair at Marine Institute headquarters in Oranmore.
July 27, 2017

And are among the next generation of marine scientists and experts...

Solenosmilia Variabilis
July 26, 2017

Solenosmilia variabilis in Irish waters using video mapping with the ROV Holland I.

Remotely Operated Vehicle Holland 1. Image Credit Marine Institute
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July 26, 2017

The ROV team have concluded a search operation at the R116 accident site.

Shipping & Maritime Transport Driving Ireland’s Blue Growth
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July 7, 2017

Ireland's marine economy is outperforming Ireland's general economy

RTE Nationwide to showcase SeaFest 2017
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July 5, 2017

Wednesday 5th July, 7.00pm on RTÉ One

Teenagers on the Safe Haven Ireland voyage enjoying the SeaFest 2017 festivities with Shauna Gillan CEO and Founder of Safe Haven Ireland, Dr John Killeen Chairman of the Marine Institute and Dr Peter Heffernan CEO of the Marine Institute. Photo by Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
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July 4, 2017

Building community relationships in Ireland & empowering young people

Ceapann SeaFest 2017 101,000 cuairteoir. Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
July 3, 2017

SeaFest sees 68% growth in visitors numbers in one year

An Straitéis Náisiúnta um Thaighde & Nuálaíocht Mara 2021 Seolta
July 3, 2017

Following on from Sea Change & will ensure that Ireland maintains its position at the forefront of marine research in Europe

Try Sailing  at Seafest 2017, the National Maritime Festival which ran at the weekend in Galway. Photo:Andrew Downes, xposure .
July 2, 2017

A ‘fin’tastic final day at SeaFest

Dr Peter Heffernan, CEO Marine Institute, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD and Hildegarde Naughton, TD out and about at SeaFest today. Photo Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
July 1, 2017

and enjoys Ireland's biggest & most spectacular maritime festival in Galway

Minister Creed, Amaya Vega, Stephen Hynes and  Peter Heffernan pictured at the launch of the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) Report on Ireland’s Ocean Economy in Galway today (Friday).  The 4th SEMRU report shows Ireland’s blue economy is experiencing sustained levels of economic growth across established and emerging marine industries.  Photo:Andrew Downes, Xposure .
July 1, 2017

Marine Institute Acknowledges Positive Blue Growth Report Published by SEMRU at Our Ocean Wealth Summit

SeaFest Festival App Now Available
July 1, 2017

SeaFest launches festival app with all the information you will need for Ireland's Maritime Festival 2017.

Life and the Sea  - A Commemorative event at SeaFest
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July 1, 2017

Recognising the heroism of the men & women of our rescue services

Repro free: Friday 30th June 2017. A swell start to SeaFest as thousands of visitors turned up in Galway today for the first day of festivities. The national maritime festival is in Galway this weekend (Friday June 30th to Sunday July 2nd) with a packed programme of free, family friendly activities and entertainment on offer for all ages. Pictured was New Zealand's champion flyboarder Beau Weston. Picture Jason Clarke
June 30, 2017

Thousands flock west for first day of SeaFest, so hope you can make it down over the weekend.

Minister Creed opens Ireland’s first sea science gallery in Galway City Museum. Photo Cr Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
June 29, 2017

Ireland is becoming a global hub for blue technology

Life and the Sea  - A Commemorative event at SeaFest. Photo Credit Cushla Dromgool Regan, Marine Institute
June 29, 2017

Will take place at Galway Harbour, Friday June 30th @ 6.30pm

SeaFest set to make a splash this weekend. Photo Andrew Downes, Xposure
June 28, 2017

See it all at SeaFest.Free family friendly fun, water activities plus lots more all happening in Galway.

Sixth Class of Northampton National School Kinvara, Scoil Bhríghde Naofa, pupils Aiobhean Barry and Moya Coppinger with the Norwegian Ambassador Elsa Berit Eikeland at the Amundsen Expedition held at the O'Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance at NUI Galway. Photo: Andrew Downes, Xposure .
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June 28, 2017

At the unique exhibition on Roald Amundsen's expedition to the South Pole

John Breslin, SmartBay Ireland and Francis Flannery, SonarSIM in preparation for this year’s event at National University of Galway on 29th June. More information at Picture Credit Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
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June 22, 2017

Driving opportunities of a Connected Ocean for Ireland’s Offshore Economy

Amundsen Exhibition Opens at NUI Galway. Picture courtesy of the Fram Museum, Oslo.
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June 9, 2017

Highlights the expeditions of the first Polar Explorer to navigate the South Pole

Highlighting World Oceans Day: Stormy seas captured by Tomasz Szumski, Marine Institute, on the recent GO-SHIP Survey – an Irish led international team carried out a ‘health check’ of the Atlantic Ocean on the national research vessel, RV Celtic Explorer, between St. John’s Newfoundland and Galway April-May 17.
June 8, 2017

Opportunities for Ireland’s Marine Economy

Discovering cold-water corals and sponges off the Irish continental shelf.
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June 2, 2017

Using the Marine Institute's remotely operated vehicle ROV Holland I

 Navigate the RV Celtic Explorer with new virtual tour
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June 1, 2017

Learn more about how research is carried out at sea

Braisle Nua sa Taighde Mara do Chonamara le díriú ar an taighde san uisceshaothrú
June 1, 2017

Part of a National aquaculture research cluster

Irish Researcher and Fulbright Scholar Dr Triona McGrath at TEDxFulbright Dublin
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May 31, 2017

“How Pollution is Changing the Ocean’s Chemistry”,

Caroline Cusack - Marine Institute, Canadian Ambassador to Ireland - Kevin Vickers and Dr Peter Heffernan, CEO Marine Institute. Photo Andrew Downes, Xposure
May 23, 2017

Carrying out a health check on the Atlantic Ocean...

Minister Creed Launches SeaFest, Ireland's National Maritime Festival. Photo Andrew Downes, Xposure
May 19, 2017

Galway is the place to be, Friday 30th June - Sunday 2nd July

Birthday boy Hugo Johnston, 7 today Friday explores Ireland’s first “Sea Science - the Wild Atlantic” at Galway City Museum during its official launch by Michael Creed TD Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine. “Sea Science - the Wild Atlantic” is a free exhibition and is a partnership between the Marine Institute and Galway City Museum. Photo:Andrew Downes, xposure
May 18, 2017

Visit "Sea Science - the Wild Atlantic" exhibition.

Irish Sea Cod Tagging Project
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May 17, 2017

to create a better understanding of cod mortality, abundance...

The Marine Institute brings together over 200 international delegates who are attending the 11th International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety conference at NUI,Galway at the event was David Lyons, Food Safety Authority of Ireland, Jeff Fisher Marine Institute Dorothy-Jean McCoubrey, University of Auckland , Dr Peter Heffernan Marine Institute, Terrance O’Carroll, BIM and Joe Silke, Section Manager of Shellfish Safety at Marine Institute. Photo:Andrew Downes, xposure
May 15, 2017

to review the current and future prospects in shellfish safety...

Dr Peter Heffernan CEO Marine Institute, Jim O'Toole BIM Chief Executive, Maurice O'Gorman President Galway Chamber, Dr John Killeen Chair of Marine Institute and Johnny Donnelly Managing Director Arcana gathered in Galway for the SeaFest Information Evening on Wednesday 10 May.
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May 12, 2017

Galway, Friday, 30th June - Sunday, 2nd July. Galway will be the place to be...

RV Celtic Voyager
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May 11, 2017

Onboard the RV Celtic Voyager, off the south-east coast of Ireland.

Oibrithe deonacha ag teastáil le haghaidh Fhéile na Mara 2017
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May 9, 2017

Ireland’s national maritime festival - Friday 30th of June to Sunday 2nd of July.

Pictured on board Irish Ferries 'Ulysses' at Dublin Port launching 'Our Ocean Wealth Summit' are l-r Declan McDonald, Advisory Partner, PwC; Yvonne Thompson, Tax Partner, PwC and Dr. Peter Heffernan, Chief Executive, Marine Institute.  The conference is part of the 2017 SeaFest , hosted by the Marine Institute and forms a key part of the Government's integrated plan for Ireland's marine sector, Harnessing our Ocean Wealth.  The Summit is themed 'Rethinking Boundaries and Innovation for a Sustainable Marine
May 9, 2017

'Rethinking Boundaries and Innovation for a Sustainable Marine Economy'

International Phytoplankton Intercomparison
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May 3, 2017

Registration Open for 13th Annual Phytoplankton Intercomparison

(LtoR) Dr Evin McGovern, Principle Investigator, Marine Institute; Caroline Cusack, Project Manager, Marine Institute; and Dr Peter Croot, Chief Scientist, NUIGalway getting ready for the GOSHIP expedition. Photo Andrew Downes Xposure
April 27, 2017

part of the Global Oceans Ship-Based Hydrographic Investigations Program (GO-SHIP)

The RV Celtic Explorer crew members deploy the Lancer boat from the RV Celtic Explorer. Photo Louise Manifold.
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April 26, 2017

during the transatlantic voyage to St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Presenters at VIVALDI information day: L to R: Katrina Campbell (QUB), Me, Isabelle Arzul (IFREMER), Michaela Fox (QUB), Owen Donohoe (NUIG / AIT). Absent was Sharon Lynch from UCC. Photograph Cushla Dromgool-Regan
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April 26, 2017

PreVenting and mItigating farmed biVALve DIseases

The 14th edition of the Irish Maritime Transport Economist
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April 25, 2017

Launch of the Irish Maritime Transport Economist report.

Méabh Ní Ghionnáin says farewell to the miniature Lancer boat as it heads off into the Atlantic Ocean on the RV Celtic Explorer to be deployed.
April 18, 2017

Méabh Ní Ghionnáin says farewell to the Lancer boat

PowerFly’s world-champion flyboarders will perform at SeaFest 2017 in Galway
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April 13, 2017

Friday, 30th June - Sunday, 02nd July...

Application to trade at SeaFest 2017
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April 13, 2017

Galway, 30th June – 02nd July 2017

Irish naval ship, marine research vessels and the tall ship ‘The Phonenix’ will be on display in Galway Harbour for SeaFest 2017. Photo Andrew Downes, Xposure.
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April 11, 2017

There will be loads to do and see for everyone in Galway, at Ireland's Maritime Festival, 30th June - 2nd July 2017...

RV Celtic Voyager
April 11, 2017

using the ROV Holland 1 remotely operated vehicle

Dr John Killeen Marine institute Chairman, Dr Peter Heffernan CEO Marine Institute and Donal Maguire Director of Aquaculture Development Services Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM)
March 30, 2017

Galway gets ready for SeaFest 2017, 30th June - 2nd July

VIVALDI workshop - Friday, 31st March
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March 28, 2017

PreVenting and mItigating farmed biVALve DIseases, a Horizon 2020 European project

Director – Policy, Innovation and Research Support Services
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March 23, 2017

An exciting and challenging opportunity to manage one of six service groups within the Marine Institute.

11th International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety
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March 16, 2017

Galway, 14th - 18th May 2017

Transition Year Training Week at the Marine Institute in Galway photo Cushla Dromgool-Regan
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March 3, 2017

A full programme of marine related activities was planned...

The Marine Institute hosts Norwegian Ambassador’s visit to Galway
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February 27, 2017

Her Excellency Else Berit Eikeland and Dr Peter Heffernan, CEO

Irish and USA students meet for the first time at Marine Institute
February 23, 2017

Irish and USA students meet for the first time during the handover of their sailboat to the Research Vessels operations team

Irish Ports and Shipping volumes Q4 2016 - Bigstock Containers at Hong Kong Commerical Port
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February 15, 2017

Irish consumption remains strong while bulk traffic contracts

Rare Slipper lobster ‘Tréan’ found off the coast of Aran Islands. Photo Garry Kendellen
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February 9, 2017

Exotic lobster finds itself new home in Galway

New marine themed course offered through the Explorers Education Programme
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February 1, 2017

Bringing the ocean to the classroom...

Student Bursars Wanted for Work Experience Programme 2017
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January 25, 2017

Exciting student opportunities for summer 2017...

SeaFest 2017
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January 23, 2017

See you in Galway. Save the date: June 30th - July 2nd.

Adelie Penguins on Snow. Copyright Travel Wild Expeditions
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January 10, 2017

Ross Sea to become world's largest marine protected area.