Monday, July 03, 2017

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument: 27 Monuments "Stop" #15

Two Boobies one turtle
Adult and chick Booby with Hawaiian Green sea turtle / honu (Chelonia mydas)
Photo by: Koa Matsuoka, 2015

National Monuments in Danger

We are down to the final days of the comment period!  Please, take the time today to comment on the fate of this national monument, any of the other 27 monuments on the Interior Department's list, or on the fate of all of them.  

To comment on the monument review process (due July 10, 2017):

Considering the rapidly approaching deadline, I hope to post on as many monuments as possible today, hopefully getting at least one post up for all that I have yet to specifically post on...  That means the next few posts won't be as deep as I'd like to go with these monuments, but I do plan on going back and covering a lot of these with additional posts, not just over the next week, but until their fates are decided, too.

Today, I'll start with Brent Rose's virtual visit to Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument and a couple additional videos...

From National Geographic:

President George W. Bush created the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in 2006, protecting the uninhabited northwestern islands of Hawaii and the sea around them. Last fall President Barack Obama quadrupled the monument’s size, pushing its boundary out to the 200-mile limit of U.S. waters. A few days later, off Midway Islands, he went snorkeling there...  Many fishermen have opposed the use of the Antiquities Act to designate marine monuments, but conservationists and marine scientists see it as an important means of conserving the last great places in America’s seas.

Tern Chick

Booby Sunrise

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Map (as of July 2017) - JPG

Rubble - National Monuments in Danger:

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument


Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument:

Official Website




National Geographic:

Why It’s Important to Save Our Seas’ Pristine Places (February 2017)

Where Obama’s Deep Love for the Ocean Comes From (February 2017)

Presidential Proclamations --  Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Proclamation 8031 - Establighment of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument

Presidential Proclamation -- Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument Expansion

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