This undated handout photo received from the Antarctic Ocean Alliance on October 28, 2016 shows a adelie penguin jumping onto the ice in the Ross Sea in Antarctica. / AFP / Antarctic Ocean Alliance / John Weller /
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The world's largest marine reserve aimed at protecting the pristine wilderness of Antarctica will be created after a "momentous" agreement was finally reached Friday, with Russia dropping its long-held opposition.The deal, sealed by the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) at an annual meeting in Hobart after years of negotiations, will see a massive U.S. and New Zealand-backed marine protected area established in the Ross Sea.It will cover more than 1.55 million square kilometers (600,000 square miles) -- roughly the size of Britain, Germany and France combined -- of which 1.12 million square kilometers will be a no fishing zone.- 'Just the start' -- While the Ross Sea plan got the go-ahead, time ran out at the meeting to reach agreement on a second proposed protected area -- the Australia and France-led East Antarctica sanctuary covering another one million square kilometer zone.
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