President Obama Announces Creation Of Largest Marine Conservation Area
The area will cover more than 582,000 square miles of water and land.By Lindsey Pulse | August 26, 2016
President Barack Obama is creating the largest marine conservation area on Earth off the coast of Hawaii.
The commander in chief announced an expansion of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument on Thursday.
The national monument was originally just under 140,000 square miles. Now, it will cover more than 582,000 square miles of sea and land.