1 Tahrcountry Musings: World’s largest marine sanctuary

Sunday, June 18, 2006

World’s largest marine sanctuary

On the 15th of this month a chain of Hawaiian Islands became the largest marine sanctuary in the world. Total extent is 362,580-square-kilometer. The move follows a long campaign by Hawaiians and conservation groups. The area is home to Hawaiian monk seal, one of the world's rarest marine mammals. About 7,000 marine species live here, a quarter of which are found nowhere else.

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