Let’s Honor Our Pacific Marine Monuments By Building On Their Legacy

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Let’s Honor Our Pacific Marine Monuments By Building On Their Legacy

Wendy Cover/NOAA - The vibrant coral reefs at the Rose Atoll Marine National Monument in American Samoa are home to a large array of fish species, including these schools of goatfishes, snappers and emperors.

Alan Friedlander, HIMB affiliate faculty member and chief scientist of National Geographic’s Pristine Seas Program, notes the 12th anniversary of the establishment of the three Pacific marine national monument: Rose Atoll, Marianas Trench, and Pacific Remote Islands. Friedlander emphasizes the significant benefits of protecting these special areas and hopes more of our ocean will be protected by 2030.

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