Expanding marine sanctuary is meant to save ocean from mass extinction

September 26, 2014 4:49 PM

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Expanding marine sanctuary is meant to save ocean from mass extinction

The sanctuary is comprised of a group of islands in the south central Pacific Ocean: Howland Island, Baker Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Wake Island, Palmyra Atoll and Kingman Reef, all 700 to 2,000 miles south to southwest of Honolulu, Hawaii.

The president’s promise to protect this pristine landscape is tied to climate change. According to the most recent National Climate Assessment, climate change poses a serious threat to the world’s marine life. Rising temperatures mean warmer waters, and excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere sinks ...

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