05 Aug '11, 3pm

World's Largest #Shark Sanctuary Slated in Micronesia, Equal to 2/3 Size of US #sharkweek @sharkweek

World's Largest #Shark Sanctuary Slated in Micronesia, Equal to 2/3 Size of US #sharkweek @sharkweek

Great news coming on the tail end of Shark Week -- the world's largest shark sanctuary so far is in the works in Micronesia. It will cover over 2 million square miles in the western Pacific which is equal to about two-thirds the land area of the US! We've been joyful that many countries are stepping up and creating shark sanctuaries in their coastal waters. It seems like around the world, governments are taking the protection of these vital apex predators more seriously. Now, an agreement among the Federated States of Micronesia including The Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Territory of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, will create a record-setting sanctuary. While the sanctuary is still in the works, it is already being applauded by Pew Environment Group. The organization states : The Micronesian resolution is the mos...

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