NOAA launches effort to bring further protections to Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
By Timothy Hurley email@example.com
Nov. 20, 2021
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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.