Great news for marine conservation — U.S. president declares additional area for a Marine Protected Area in Hawaii and surrounding waters.
“Today, President Obama will expand the Pacific Remote Islands National Marine Monument – one of the most pristine tropical marine environments in the world – to protect more than 490,000 square miles. http://m.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/24/fact-sheet-president-obama-designate-largest-marine-monument-world-limit”
WHOI just recently put out a PR on the preliminary results of the last GoMTOX Cyst cruise in October 2012: http://www.whoi.edu/main/news-releases?tid=3622&cid=162529 Check it out!
I am currently aboard the University of Rhode Island’s R/V Endeavor participating in a fall Cyst cruise (part of the GoMTOX project) investigating harmful algal blooms – ‘Red Tide’ in the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank, and the Bay of Fundy in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Follow our ship’s progress here:
On Twitter it’s @GSO_URI
More posts and pictures to follow…