New Zealand Set To Open World’s Largest Ocean Sanctuary

Posted: Sep 29 2015, 8:21am CDT | by , Updated: Sep 29 2015, 9:10am CDT, in News | Latest Science News

New Zealand to Develop World’s Largest Ocean Sanctuary
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  • New Zealand to inaugurate a Large Marine Establishment

The nation of New Zealand is to inaugurate a large marine establishment. It will be a place admired by those who are fond of sea animals.

Titled the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary, it will be one of the few spots left on the planet that are pristine and free of man’s polluting ways. The sanctuary is the third largest marine life protection agency and the credit for its construction goes to New Zealand.

The setting up of this sanctuary was expatiated upon in the UN General Assembly in New York. The site is towards the northern and eastern region off the coast of New Zealand, according to WSJ.

The area extends to 239,383 square miles. This is actually double the land mass that constitutes New Zealand. Moreover, it is 35 times as massive as all the other marine sanctuaries that New Zealand possesses.

The Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key announced the decision to the nation and the world at large. He said that the preservation of rare species of birds, whales, dolphins, sea turtles and several other marine animals will be the goal of this endeavor. He emphasized biodiversity as an ideal and objective for all of mankind.

Kermadec is a migratory pathway for many marine species. These animals make their way from tropical regions to the cooler waters off the coast of New Zealand. And it is a seasonal trend. Nature and Nature’s ways are timeless indeed.

But when mankind intervenes with his garbage in the scheme of things, the ecological web of life goes topsy turvy. There are over five dozen volcanoes on the ocean floor beneath the sanctuary.

An oceanic trench is also existent in the region. The habitat will be kept as pure from any pollution or poaching. It is indeed a good cause that the government of New Zealand has supported.

The unspoilt and open vistas of this sanctuary are indeed a wonder to behold in a world gone mad. Where there are cities with their satanic mills and smokestacks spewing billowing masses of deadly chemicals and smog, this clear blue sanctuary is a blessing indeed.

No ships out to fish will be allowed in the loci. And as for mining, it too will be strictly off limits in the region. The head of New Zealand’s tuna fishing industry was against this conservation step taken by the government.

He said his industry had not been consulted before the objective was considered. Next year during the month of October, this sanctuary will have reached its completion.

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