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Global Ocean Legacy – Easter Island

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Global Ocean Legacy – Easter Island

The waters around Easter Island, a territory of Chile, are known to contain geological hot spots and areas of rare biodiversity, including highly migratory fish species as well as seamounts ranging from 8.4 million to 13.1 million years old.

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Global Ocean Legacy – Kermadec

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Global Ocean Legacy – Kermadec

Located north of New Zealand’s North Island, the Kermadec region remains one of the few relatively unspoiled places on Earth. Pew is calling for the declaration of a Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary to protect this region and ensure that the unique biodiversity found there is conserved.

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Global Ocean Legacy – Pitcairn

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Global Ocean Legacy – Pitcairn

Pitcairn, a U.K. Overseas Territory located in the remote central South Pacific, is  situated 4,500 kilometers (2,800 miles) from New Zealand (the closest landmass), and is one of the world’s most isolated group of islands.

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Global Ocean Legacy – Hawaii

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Global Ocean Legacy – Hawaii

Papahānaumokuākea stretches for 1,200 miles across the north-central Pacific Ocean to form an archipelago of uninhabited islands, reefs, shoals and atolls, and unlike most places in the world, sharks and other large predators are abundant here.

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Global Ocean Legacy - Tristan da Cunha

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Global Ocean Legacy - Tristan da Cunha

The waters of the Tristan da Cunha archipelago are vast, covering an area about three times the size of the U.K. mainland. They are relatively unspoiled and vitally important for a wide range of fish, birds, whales, and seals.

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Global Ocean Legacy – Chagos

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Global Ocean Legacy – Chagos

Located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Chagos is comprised of 55 islands, vast coral reefs, and serves as a refuge and breeding ground for large, critically important marine species such as sharks, dolphins, and green and hawksbill turtles.

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Global Ocean Legacy – Coral Sea

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Global Ocean Legacy – Coral Sea

At 502,238 square kilometers (193,915 square miles), Australia’s Coral Sea Marine National Park, located east of the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef, safeguards critically important marine life such as whales, sea turtles, sharks, and coral reefs.

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Global Ocean Legacy – Marianas

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Global Ocean Legacy – Marianas

At 95,000 square miles (246,000 square kilometers), the Mariana Trench Marine National Monument contains spectacular volcanic undersea vents, and the Mariana Trench—the world’s deepest—in which Mount Everest could fit with a mile of water to spare.

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Global Ocean Legacy – Pacific Remote Islands

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Global Ocean Legacy – Pacific Remote Islands

The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument...

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Global Ocean Legacy – Palau

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Global Ocean Legacy – Palau

Palau, an archipelago composed of more than 250 islands in the western Pacific Ocean, is home to more than 1,300 species of fish and 700 species of coral, including a variety of sharks, turtles, manta rays, dugongs and tropical fish.

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Global Ocean Legacy – Bermuda

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Global Ocean Legacy – Bermuda

Bermuda, an island in the North Atlantic, sits within the ecologically important Sargasso Sea—a unique marine environment where vast mats of seaweed protect a unique community of life.

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