Buck Island Reef National Monument

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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Buck Island Reef National Monument:

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Buck Island Reef National Monument

Address:2100 Church St #100
Christiansted
Saint Croix, VI 00820

Phone:340-773-1460
Fax:340-773-5995
Web: www.nps.gov/buis/
Size: 19,015 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on December 28, 1961.
Location:1.5 miles northeast of the Island of Saint Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Facilities:Beaches, picnic area, bathhouse, self-guided trails. A visitor center is located in Fort Christiansvaern in dowtown Christiansted.
Activities:Hiking, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, boating, boat tours, fishing, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:The park features the finest marine garden in the Caribbean, as well as having coral grottoes, sea fans, gorgonias, and tropical fishes. The island, which has a nature trail and beaches, is a rookery for frigate birds and brown pelicans and is a nesting area for sea turtles.

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Virgin Islands at 82 square miles, is also home to America's only underwater National Park - Buck Island Reef National Monument.
Blood samples were obtained from juvenile hawksbill sea turtles captured on Buck Island Reef National Monument over the past several years.
No-take zones have also been established around Buck Island Reef National Monument and Virgin Islands National Monument.
No-take zones are now in place at these sites within the National Park System: Channel Islands National Park, and Virgin Islands Coral Reefs and Buck Island Reef national monuments.
In the Caribbean, it took a two-year investigation by the General Accounting Office (GAO), the investigative arm of Congress, to verify that the federal government had jurisdiction over Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument, adjacent to submerged lands that are part of Virgin Islands National Park, and nearby Buck Island Reef National Monument.
An attempt to control fishing was one reason President Bill Clinton on January 17, 2001, in his last days in office, used the Antiquities Act to create a 13,000-acre national monument next to Virgin Islands National Park and add 18,000 acres to Buck Island Reef National Monument.
Buck Island Reef, with its underwater elkhorn coral barrier reef and coral grottoes, myriad tropical fish, and incredible visibility, offers some of the finest snorkeling in the Caribbean.
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