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Red footed booby.  Photo by USFWS - Pacific

Newly Expanded Reserve Provides a Haven for Marine Wildlife

10/2/2014 // By Les Welsh

In a significant step forward for marine wildlife and our planet’s ocean ecosystems, President Obama last week authorized the expansion of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. The President’s proclamation expands the existing monument from 83,000 square miles to […] Read more >

Red Footed Boobie

Treasure Trove of Pacific Wildlife Need Your Support for Expanded Marine National Monument

8/8/2014 // By Guest Author

It isn’t often that you get to mention four previous Presidents—Calvin Coolidge, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush—in the same breath as our current President, Barack Obama.  But each one—three Republicans and two Democrats—has recognized that one or […] Read more >

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Building a National Constituency for America’s Most Endangered Marine Mammal

9/4/2012 // By Les Welsh

Considered the most endangered marine mammal found only in U.S. waters and one of the rarest marine mammals in the world, the Hawaiian monk seal needs citizens from across the nation speaking up on its behalf if it is going […] Read more >

Giant manta ray, Socorro Island, Mexico

Photo of the Day: Giant Manta Ray

4/3/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Share Your Nature Photos! Join our National Wildlife Photo Challenge — a free, bimonthly activity for members of our Flickr group. This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more […] Read more >

Laysan Albatross

In the Face of Danger, Wisdom Prevails

3/22/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

She’s an old bird, a new mom, and a survivor. Wisdom, a laysan albatross in her sixties, and her chick survived a tsunami that struck their Pacific island home in March. The area was hit hard by ocean waves following the 9.0 […] Read more >

How Does The “Cloud Ship” Idea Strike You?

8/8/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A new climate change-fighting idea being “floated” in the “global engineering” realm is to build a fleet of ships that pushes sea water into the sky to make reflective white clouds.  So readers — What do you think? Kevin Jess […] Read more >