Nation's decision is bashed by environmentalists and Australia.
Previously, the creature was found only in the Gulf of Mexico.
Scientists learned of the "hotspot for avian abundance" thanks to the birds' prodigious droppings.
The Greenpeace project is part of mission to create a massive Antarctic sanctuary.
What, you thought it was all just a joke?
As our increasingly connected world has brought the once-remote Southern Ocean and Antarctica closer to human populations than ever before, the 50-million-year history of penguins and albatross has been brought to the precipice in a span of a mere quarter century.
Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are the least explored and least understood marine regions in the world. Nearly a century after the first person reached the South Pole, the abundant life underneath the ocean's frozen surface is just beginning to be discovered.
The researchers, whose work was published this week in PLoS Biology, used a remotely operated vehicle to study marine life