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President Obama Expands National Marine Monument

 

Green Sea Turtle photo by Adam Victorino

Green Sea Turtle photo by Adam Victorino

From Defenders of Wildlife Blog

“The expanded Pacific Remote Islands National Monument will provide a necessary safe haven for protected wildlife, along with many other species that will benefit from these conservation efforts. Millions of seabirds from 19 different species depend on the refuge areas and play a critical role in the food chain in the shore ecosystems. In addition to the value to seabirds, the monument also expands the range in which manta rays can safely forage, supports at least 22 species of marine mammals and protects five species of sea turtles.”  To see full report from Defenders of Wildlife, visit:

http://www.defendersblog.org/2014/10/cool-water-president-obama-expands-national-marine-monument/