Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument

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Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument is part of the Tentative list of United States of America in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument is the most widespread collection of coral reef, seabird, and shorebird protected areas on the planet. The monument is refuge to many threatened, endangered, and depleted species, including giant clams and sea turtles, and provides a foraging habitat for the world’s largest remaining colonies of sooty terns, lesser frigatebirds, red-footed boobies, and red-tailed tropicbirds. Scientists are studying the submerged seamounts of the monument to learn more about their mineral-rich crusts, as well as their deepwater corals that may provide a habitat for species not yet known to humans.

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Full Name
Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument
Country
United States of America
Added
2017
Type
Natural
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By ID
2017 Added to Tentative List

The site has 7 locations

Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument: Baker Island (T)
Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument: Howland Island (T)
Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument: Jarvis Island (T)
Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument: Wake Atoll (T)
Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument: Johnston Atoll (T)
Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument: Palmyra Atoll (T)
Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument: Kingman Reef (T)

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