Blessing of Marine Science and Storage Facility
Feb. 21, 2012
This is an artist rendering of the new Marine Science and Storage Facility. The facility is the second phase of NOAA's Pacific Regional Center. It includes a 1,500 deep salt-water well for cooling needs and support of 15 marine tanks. Six tanks are for turtles, two for corals, three for fish and four for monk seals. The facility will enable NOAA and scientific partners to conduct critical marine research and provide a site to rehabilitate endangered Hawaiian monk seals and various green sea turtles.