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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.