29 Sep '14, 2pm

Obama finally does something really helpful to protect marine biodiversity:

Obama finally does something really helpful to protect marine biodiversity:

The expansion brings the area protected by the Monument to 490,000 square miles around tropical islands and atolls in the south-central Pacific Ocean, including the waters and submerged lands of Jarvis and Wake Islands and Johnston Atoll. The expanded Monument will include over 130 newly protected sea mounts, which are considered hotspots of biodiversity. The expansion will also better protect the habitat of migratory and foraging birds and sea animals with large ranges, such as sea turtles, marine mammals and manta rays. The White House fact sheet on the expansion proclamation acknowledges that “birds serve as a conveyor belt of energy bringing nutrients caught at sea back into the near shore environment where they help sustain the ecosystems.” Migratory sea animals

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