Friday, March 05, 2010

Transformer Base to be Buffered with Marine Reserve

optimus primeThe waters surrounding Autobot Headquarters in Diego Garcia are poised to be set aside as the world's largest marine reserve.
The proposed marine reserve would protect a group of 55 islands located in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Known as the Chagos Archipelago, the islands and their surrounding waters cover 210,000 square miles (544,000 square kilometers), an area larger than France. With some of the cleanest seas in the world, the islands are home to one of the most ecologically healthy coral reef systems on the planet.
You can visit the Pew Environment Group's Global Ocean Legacy website for more information on this exciting development.

1 comment:

bigsoxfan said...

Funny/strange, I thought it was already a protected area. Maybe just around DG, but the brits are pretty touchy on who is in the area. Doesn't hurt that they are nearly 10,000 miles from nowhere(not nearly that far. I think 1200 NM from the nearest permantely inhabited islands. But, they are out there and forget about landing at DG). Decent fishing, I will say and god help the CHENG who dumps fuel in the lagoon at DG.