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Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

An introduction and general information about the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.

Facts About the Monument
DESIGNATED A CORAL REEF ECOSYSTEM RESERVE: 2000
DESIGNATED A MARINE NATIONAL MONUMENT: June 15, 2006
DESIGNATED A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE: 2010 (ID #1326)
SIZE: About 583,000 square miles
BODY OF WATER: Pacific Ocean

Location of the Papahanaumokuakea MNM
All of the islands in the Monument are within the group of islands known as the Northwest Hawaiian Islands. Most of the islands within in the monument are within the State of Hawaii's Honolulu County, which also includes the Southwest Hawaiian Island of Oahu. The only exception is the Midway Atoll which is one of the Hawaiian Islands, but is not within the State of Hawaii. Midway is a territory of the United States and it is within the group of islands known as the United States Minor Outlying Islands.

Governing Bodies
- U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources

Resources

Papahanaukokuakea Dot Gov

UNESCO World Heritage Site #1326

US-FWS Photo Gallery

U.S. Government 2009 Condition Report (PDF)

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Wikipedia "Papahanaumokuakea MNM" Article

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