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Right now, people are going on Facebook to check in to the Weddell Sea in the Antarctic to tell their friends just how incredible and precious this part of the world is and why this vast area needs protecting.
As I write this the Arctic Sunrise, one of Greenpeace’s ships, is sailing south. For the next three months its crew will be working alongside a team of campaigners, photographers, film-makers, scientists and journalists from across the globe to build the case for the world’s largest protected area: an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary.