A Trip South to Antarctica’s Ross Sea

The Ross Sea, a 1.9 million square mile (3.6 million square km) stretch of ocean off the coast of Antarctica, has been nicknamed “The Last Ocean.” And it’s not just a ploy to get your attention. In 2008, researchers mapped out human impacts on the ocean globally and this small area of the Southern Ocean proved to be the most pristine piece of the ocean left on Earth.

John Weller, a photographer and conservationist, has captured the remote beauty of this ecosystem, highlighting the amazing wildlife, including whales, seals, penguins, fish and krill, and the ice they live alongside. Despite the great distance from civilization, the Ross Sea faces threats from commercial fishing, whaling and extreme climate change.

The Ross Sea is a 1.9 million square mile (3.6 million square km) stretch of ocean off the coast of Antarctica.

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wonderful photographs!feel like going to antarctica but tooo cold!!!ha ha

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very very thankyou to for giving me such a information

Submitted by Paul Giustizia (not verified) on

Amazing photos and most interesting information on what is truly the continent we know least about. The description accompanying the photos tend to culminate in the readers mind a sense of mystique so far as a fascinating aura of mystery and wonder. The absence of man in most part has resulted in a pristine serenity that the author / photographer has so successfully captured. Excellent and thank you for the tour.