In the Antarctic Ocean, which accounts for 15% of the ocean surface, there are exceptional ecosystems, which contain more than 10,000 unique species, many preserved from human activities but threatened by the development of fishing and navigation.
SHIPS OF RUSSIAN BALTIC FLEET TO MAKE VOYAGE TO ANTARCTICA THIS YEAR
Russia was the last country to oppose the reservation because of its concern about fishing rights. Last year, China announced its support for the natural sanctuary.
Las year Russia’s oceanographic research vessel, named Admiral Vladimirsky, arrived in the icy continent to conduct a hydrographic survey of the region, a Russian navy spokesman said on Tuesday
Also on 6 December 2016, the Federation observes that a research vessel Admiral Vladimisky left the Saudi port of Jeddah with the “Ark of Gabriel” bound for Antarctica accompanied by a vast naval fleet commissioned for its protection by the President Putin and that (strangely) had capsules also included with Russian soil to be placed in the areas of glory places and burial military Russian sailors in ports of call along the long trip to the Southern Ocean.