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What the heck is a marine protected area?

So, let’s define what Marine Protected Areas (a.k.a. MPAs) really are and clear all misconceptions about them. The official definition of an MPA by U.S. Executive Order 13158 (May 26, 2000): “…any area of the marine environment that has been reserved by federal, state, territorial, tribal, or local laws or regulations to provide lasting protection for part or […]

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Introducing our newest intern

Hi everyone – My name is Selen Yildiz, and I graduated from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa with a degree in Environmental Sciences in Spring 2011. I am originally from Istanbul, Turkey, and currently living in Istanbul. While living in Hawai’i as a

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