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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.


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…