Protecting Pacific Marine Monuments with Sylvia Earle

October 23, 2010

Exploring America’s Marine National Monuments with MCBI and Sylvia Earle Beginning in 2006, 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) and the Rose Atoll National Marine Monument. Join Dr. Sylvia Earle, and Dr Lance Morgan of MCBI in a tour of our new marine monuments. Together with the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument, these three monuments encompass 355000 sq. miles of islands and surrounding waters, protecting fish, coral reefs and other significant wildlife from threats ranging from over fishing to climate change.