Protecting Papahānaumokuākea

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

President Obama expanded the size of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii, making it the world’s largest marine protected area.

How big?

It is twice the size of Texas.

The National Public Radio explains the designation here.

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