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The waters surrounding the Pacific Remote Islands are a uniquely special place.

In the central Pacific Ocean, south of Hawaii, there is an underwater landscape of coral tables, seamounts and shoals. The ecosystem sustains a diversity of wildlife, including many endangered and threatened species.

The waters around the Pacific Remote Islands are suffering the effects of climate change while also being threatened by deep-sea mining and industrial fishing. In order to protect the marine area, we’re calling on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to designate it a national marine sanctuary.

Sign onto a petition calling on NOAA to designate a National Marine Sanctuary around the Pacific Remote Island.

The Pacific Remote Islands are teeming with wildlife, including large populations of sea turtles, seabirds, whales and reef sharks. It also is a haven for many internationally endangered and threatened species. Green and hawksbill turtles, pearl oysters, and bumphead parrotfish can be found in these waters.

The Pacific Remote Islands support some of the last healthy, wild ecosystems in the Pacific Ocean, and the marine area deserves permanent protections.

In addition, the marine area is also home to one of the best-preserved coral reefs within the United States. Called the Kingman Reef, it supports higher levels of coral diversity than any other reef island in the central Pacific Ocean.

Fortunately, NOAA has proposed designating 777,000 square miles as protected area.

NOAA is currently accepting public input on its proposal and is legally obligated to review all comments in its decision-making process.  Show your support and click on this link.