|pristine sea floor, credit: Nat Geo|
President Bachelet also announced a marine protected area surrounding the island of Rapa Nui or Easter Island. Islanders help design the sanctuary's boundaries covering 243,630 square miles of ocean. They will be able to continue their traditional fishing practices; commercial fishing will be banned. The waters are spawning ground for tuna, shark, marlin and swordfish.
|plastic debris in Norway, credit: B. Eide|