White House expands protections for California’s ‘Blue Serengeti’

March 13, 2015 4:18 PM

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The Obama administration is more than doubling the size of two federal marine sanctuaries off California’s north-central coast, an areas scientists have described as a “blue Serengeti.”

After more than a decade of research and debate, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday it will expand the current size of the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank national marine sanctuaries. White House officials have said they plan to expand ocean protections b...

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