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NOAA launches effort to bring further protections to Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

  • NEW YORK TIMES / 2016
                                Sea turtles lie in the sun on Turtle Beach at Midway Atoll, which is part of the uninhabited Northwestern Hawaiian Islands protected by the national monument. The NOAA announced a plan Friday to establish a sanctuary for the waters surrounding the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, which is the world’s largest protected area and home to more than 7,000 species of wildlife.

    NEW YORK TIMES / 2016

    Sea turtles lie in the sun on Turtle Beach at Midway Atoll, which is part of the uninhabited Northwestern Hawaiian Islands protected by the national monument. The NOAA announced a plan Friday to establish a sanctuary for the waters surrounding the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, which is the world’s largest protected area and home to more than 7,000 species of wildlife.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2016
                                A portion of Midway Atoll in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument was seen from Air Force One, with President Barack Obama aboard, as it came in for a landing at Henderson Field in 2016.

    ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2016

    A portion of Midway Atoll in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument was seen from Air Force One, with President Barack Obama aboard, as it came in for a landing at Henderson Field in 2016.

The ocean surrounding the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands — already protected by the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument — would find even greater safeguards under a proposal unveiled Friday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Read more

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