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Midway Islands - Midway Atoll, Papah Naumoku Kea Marine National Monument (Paperback) Loot Price: R177
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Midway Islands - Midway Atoll, Papah Naumoku Kea Marine National Monument (Paperback): Books Llc
Midway Islands - Midway Atoll, Papah Naumoku Kea Marine National Monument (Paperback): Books Llc

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Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Midway Atoll, Papah naumoku kea Marine National Monument. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: Papahnaumokukea Marine National Monument - Global locator map of all sites in the United States National Marine Sanctuary systemAs the 96th National Monument of the United States, it preserves much of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) under the Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The monument covers roughly 140,000 square miles (360,000 km ) of reefs, atolls and shallow and deep sea (out to 50 miles (80 km) offshore) in the Pacific Ocean larger than all of America's National Parks combined. It contains approximately 10 percent of the tropical shallow water coral reef habitat (i.e., 0 to 100 fathoms) in U.S. territory. It is slightly larger than Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, approximately the size of the country of Germany, and just slightly smaller than Montana. About 132,000 square miles (342,000 km) of the monument were already part of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve, which was designated in 2000. The monument also includes the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (590,991.50 acres or 2,351.19 km ) and Battle of Midway National Memorial, the Hawaii State Seabird Sanctuary at Kure Atoll, the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands State Marine Refuge, and the Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge. NOAA is responsible for most oceanic areas of the new monument; the FWS will continue to manage the Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge. An emergency landing strip on Midway Atoll for trans-Pacific flights will continue to be maintained. The islands included in the monument are all part of the State o...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=5574200

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 28
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-29075-0
Barcode: 9781156290750
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LSN: 1-156-29075-9

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