19 May '18, 7am

A Deeper Connection to the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts

The following is a transcript of the video. LISA SUATONI , senior scientist, Oceans program, NRDC: When we think of the ocean floor, most of us imagine miles of just flat plains. But the ocean floor of the east coast of the United States is stunningly dramatic. It's carved with canyons deeper than the Grand Canyon and, beyond those, enormous extinct volcanoes. To protect this unique area, President Obama made almost 5,000 square miles of it a national monument, making it the first marine monument in the U.S. waters of the Atlantic Ocean. When you're on the surface of the water steaming out there, you know you've reached the monument area without even looking at a chart, because the waters are bubbling with animals. Scientists describe this monument as a generator of abundant marine life for the larger surrounding area. Very few people get to actually see our ocean depths f...

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/stories/deeper-connection-northeast-...

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