Earthjustice Responds To Announcement of Creation of First Atlantic Marine Monument
Today, President Obama announced the creation of the first national marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean. The monument, officially named the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, would protect critical ocean habitat around a series of deep-water seamounts and canyons in Georges Bank, about 150 miles southeast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. It would permanently protect nursery areas and help preserve habitat that has become even more critical as climate change causes the oceans to warm.
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