Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
“I want to make sure that our national monuments are available for my kids and for future generations.”
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POTUS has never been afraid to get his feet wet.
Mr. Obama must designate marine monuments in continental shelf waters.
Protecting the Hawaii monument, the president said, will ensure it remains “a precious resource for generations to come."
The president traveled to Hawaii to address global leaders in advance of the world's largest conservation event.
At 582,578 square miles, Papahānaumokuākea will be nearly four times the size of California.
The ancient brain-like organism was found at a depth of 7,000 feet in waters off Hawaii.
Scientists call her "an iconic symbol of inspiration and hope."