Mix of Species Gain Haven in New Marine Reserve: Photos

September 26, 2014 3:53 PM

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Mix of Species Gain Haven in New Marine Reserve: Photos

Expansion of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument establishes 490,000 square miles of protected tropical marine habitat. This will benefit its many species ranging from delicately beautiful corals to toothsome sharks.

President Obama designated the expansion this week because science has shown that large marine protected areas can help rebuild biodiversity, support fish and other marine populations, and improve overall ecosystem resilience. The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument is now the largest ma...

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