Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument,

4,913 sq mi (12,725 sq km), NW Atlantic Ocean, 130 mi (210 km) off the coast of Cape Cod; est. 2016. The monument is divided into two areas; one section includes four undersea mountains, known as seamounts, the other encompasses three underwater canyons that cut deep into the continental shelf. Comprising fragile marine ecosystems with rich biodiversity, it is home to deep-sea corals, endangered whales and sea turtles, other marine mammals, and deep-sea fish. It is the first U.S. marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean and is administered jointly by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) called on the Trump Administration to publicly release the recommendation Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke submitted to President Trump today regarding the reduction or revision of several national monuments, including the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument.
Keeping this report secret is a slap in the face to the three million Americans including me who publicly weighed in on the Trump Administrations proposal to radically roll back protections for our priceless national monuments, including the spectacular underwater seascape of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument.
The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument was established last year as the first national monument in the Atlantic Ocean, and is a pillar of New Englands economy and a priceless scientific resource.
3 million acres, (37) and created the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, which covers approximately 3.
President Obama's most recent purported designation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument is located approximately 130 miles off Cape Cod.
See also the later section discussing unique problems with monument designations of submerged land under the high seas and a citation to Pacific Legal Foundation's recent lawsuit challenging the legality of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument.
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today applauded President Obamas action to use his authority under the Antiquities Act to designate the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument.
The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument includes two areas: one that includes four undersea mountains - Bear, Mytilus, Physalia, and Retriever; and an area that includes three undersea canyons Oceanographer, Lydonia, and Gilbert that cut deep into the continental shelf.
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