A Tiny Island Nation Just Created A Giant Marine Sanctuary
Palau, a small island nation in the Pacific Ocean, created an impressive marine sanctuary that's larger than Texas and Alaska combined.By Katie Link | October 29, 2015
A tiny island nation in the Pacific just announced plans for a huge new marine sanctuary. We're talking really huge. (Video via Richard Brooks / The Pew Charitable Trusts)
This is Palau. The small archipelago nation is home to just 18,000 people but nearly 1,300 species of fish and 700 types of coral.
The new marine sanctuary will span 193,000 square miles and will ban fishing and mining. (Video via The Pew Charitable Trusts)