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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Among his 34 proclamations, (35) Obama enlarged the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument by approximately 283.4 million acres, (36) enlarged the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument by approximately 261.3 million acres, (37) and created the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, which covers approximately 3.1 million acres.
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.
He noted that his administration has protected more of the oceans' waters than any in history and announced the creation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. Located off the Massachusetts coast, the site is the first U.S.
The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument is about the size of the state of Connecticut and is located about 130 miles off the New England coast.
The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National monument lie in an area of the Atlantic ocean where ocean temperatures are expected to warm thrice as fast as global averages.
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