Antarctica's Weddell Sea 'deserves protected status'

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Scientists have called for special status to protect coral, penguins and other wildlife in Antarctica.

A submersible mission in Antarctic waters has revealed unique ecosystems so rare they deserve special protection, say scientists.

The seabed investigation, co-ordinated by the campaign group Greenpeace, will help build the case for the creation of the world's largest wildlife sanctuary.

Read more on the proposals here.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-42798872/antarctica-s-weddell-sea-deserves-protected-status
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