What Will We See in the Pacific Remote Islands Now That It’s Protected?

September 29, 2014 8:54 PM

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What Will We See in the Pacific Remote Islands Now That It’s Protected?

This past Thursday, Sept. 25 2014, United States Secretary of State John Kerry announced the expansion of a marine protected area (MPA), which in size is three times larger than the state of California. The new expansion an amendment to the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument covers nearly 490,000 square miles, and is six times larger than previously was. And it's a sign towards the U.S.'s greater efforts in conservation on a global scale. But the question remains: what can we expect to see in the remote atoll, and what species will we likely discover?

This past Thursday, Sept. 25 2014, United States Secretary of State John Kerry announced the expansion of a marine protected area (MPA), which in size is three times larger than the state of California. The new expansion an amendment to the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument covers near...

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