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  • Bethanie Qoe

    09-25-2014:Barack Obama created the largest marine reserve on the planet west of Hawaii. The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument has been expanded to 6 times its original size, almost 490,000 sq miles of the Pacific. By international law 200 miles off the coast is the largest amount of ocean water the US is able to protect around 7 islands.The expansion hopes to protect some of the most vulnerable species threatened by ocean acidification & other negative effects of climate change.

  • Institute for Humane Education

    “Barack Obama Creates World’s Largest Marine Reserve” (article) (via IFL Science) (25 September 2014) “Barack Obama created the largest marine reserve on the planet, west of Hawaii. The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument has been expanded to six times its original size, now spanning almost 490,000 square miles of U.S. waters in the Pacific Ocean. “

  • Joyce Morse

    The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument may become one of the world’s largest marine protected areas.6/17/14, President Obama announced a proposal to create one of the world’s largest marine sanctuaries in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. The proposal recommends that the current protected area be expanded from nearly 87,000 square miles to approximately 782,000 square miles. Coral garden at the Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.Credit: Jim Maragos, USFWS.

  • Emil Petruncio

    Coral reef ecosystems in the Pacific Remote Islands

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