June 15, 2006: Northwestern Hawaiian Islands monument announced

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June 15, 2006: Northwestern Hawaiian Islands monument announced - tefii starbulletin.com Thursday, June 15, 2006...
tefii starbulletin.com Thursday, June 15, 2006 50 cents NORTHWESTERN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS MARINE NATIONAL MONUMENT Largest U.S. coral reef gets """""Hi vast government protection v MARINE SANCTUARY President Bush today preserved an area around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands as a national monument: r. i " ... fc f ' ' Midway Atoll Kure Island .. Pearl & Hermes Atoll President Bush s action permanently preserves an area that is home to more than 7,000 species By Diana Leone dleonestarbulletin.com Calling the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands "the largest and healthiest coral reef system in the United States" President Bush announced in Washington today that he will make the area a national monument. The move establishes permanent protection for the 1,400-mile-Iong, 100-mile-wide section of the Hawaiian archipelago and coral reefs, something that environmental groups, native Hawaiians and others have been seeking for years. "With the designation of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument, we're making a choice" to be good stewards of ocean resources, Bush said in a White House ceremony attended by Gov. Linda Lingle, U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka and U.S. Reps. Ed Case and Neil Aber-crombie. Please see Monument, A15 Pioneer. Bank Lislanski'V. Island Laysan Islands Ralta Bank 1 Northwestern . Hawaiian Islands v 'J rNecker Island Maro "fieef 7,000 The number of species of marine life, including the threatened green sea turtle and dozens of species of sea birds. 1,750 The number of species found only in the Hawaiian islands, including the endangered Hawaiian monk seal. 140,000 The area in square miles that make up the sanctuary, which is 1,400 miles long and 100 miles wide. National monument Previous sanctuary Special area at Midway Commercial fishing phase-out area Gardner Pinnacles Nihoa Island Hawaiian Islands L- French Frigate Shoals South East Brooks Bank 200 miles

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