Debris, climate change threaten new Hawaiian marine monument

By ALLISON WINTER A remote location and special federal protection can’t shield a new Hawaiian national monument from debris, invasive species and climate change, according to a new report. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s peer-reviewed report is aimed at providing a baseline for monitoring the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument and identifying management priorities. The
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Commission Hears Final Testimony on North Coast Ocean Protection Plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today in Sacramento, the Fish and Game Commission is holding a public comment hearing on plans for a network of underwater parks, or marine protected areas (MPAs), along California’s north central coast (between Half Moon Bay and Point Arena). After today’s meeting, the Fish and Game Commission is expected
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Slide Show: Glimpses of Undersea Life at Nation’s New Marine Monuments

Scientific AmericanBy David Biello With a stroke of his pen, former President George W. Bush created three new marine monuments some 2.5 times larger than the entire U.S. national park system. The ocean reserves in the remote Pacific are bigger than Texas—335,000 square miles (540,000 square kilometers) of ocean in all concentrated around U.S.-controlled islands—and
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