MCBI: Establishing USA Marine National Monuments

September 25, 2010

Beginning in 2007, the Marine Conservation Biology Institute helped establish the Papahanaumokuakea, the first Marine National Monument in US waters. In 2009 their continued efforts resulted in the Pacific Remote Island Marine National Monuments (including Palmyra Atoll, Kingman Reef, Howland, Baker, Wake and Jarvis Islands and Johnston Atoll); the Rose Atoll National Marine Monument; and the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument. Join Dr. Sylvia Earle, and Dr Lance Morgan of MCBI in a tour of our new marine monuments. Together this act has established 355000 miles of islands and surrounding waters, protecting fish, coral reefs and other significant wildlife from threats ranging from over fishing to climate change.