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Sanctuary’s size quadrupled

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    A Hawaiian monk seal and an ulua swim at Kure Atoll in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.

President Barack Obama will expand the Papahanau- mokuakea Marine National Monument by hundreds of thousands of square miles, creating the world’s largest marinereserve and permanently protecting coral reefs and deep-sea marine habitats from activities such as commercial fishing and mineral mining, the White House announcedThursday. Read more

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