Tag: Palmyra

Expedition to Palmyra Atoll, Day 6: Should We Help Mother Nature?

Written by | March 4th, 2009

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(Editor’s note: Alison Green, senior marine biologist at The Nature Conservancy, is spending the next two weeks diving and exploring Palmyra Atoll as part of the first marine assessment of the atoll. Follow her posts from Palmyra on Cool Green Science…and learn more about the expedition.) During World War II, Palmyra was one of many […]

Expedition to Palmyra Atoll, Day 5: Corals and Climate Change

Written by | March 2nd, 2009

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(Editor’s note: Alison Green, senior marine biologist at The Nature Conservancy, is spending the next two weeks diving and exploring Palmyra Atoll as part of the first marine assessment of the atoll. Follow her posts from Palmyra on Cool Green Science…and learn more about the expedition.) Climate change presents a huge threat to coral reefs, […]

Expedition to Palmyra Atoll, Day 4: Fearless Groupers

Written by | March 1st, 2009

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(Editor’s Note: Alison Green, senior marine biologist at The Nature Conservancy, is spending the next two weeks diving and exploring Palmyra Atoll as part of the first marine assessment of the atoll. Follow her posts from Palmyra on Cool Green Science…and learn more about the expedition.) Large groupers (like the one above) are very susceptible […]

Expedition to Palmyra Atoll, Day 3: Frigates, Sooties and Boobies Galore

Written by | February 28th, 2009

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(Editor’s Note: Alison Green, senior marine biologist at The Nature Conservancy, is spending the next two weeks diving and exploring Palmyra Atoll as part of the first marine assessment of the atoll. Follow her posts from Palmyra on Cool Green Science…and learn more about the expedition.) When you land at Palmyra Atoll, one of the […]

Expedition to Palmyra Atoll: Day 1

Written by | February 25th, 2009

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I’ve wanted to go to Palmyra Atoll ever since I first heard about it many years ago. Palmyra is a remote atoll in the Central Pacific, and a Conservancy preserve. Recently, Palmyra and Kingman Reef were linked as part of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, encompassing a staggering 195,000 square miles of ocean. […]

Welcome, New Marine National Monuments

Written by | January 6th, 2009

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President Bush designated three areas in the Central and Western Pacific Ocean as Marine National Monuments today. These monuments span 195,280 square miles and will help to protect some of the world’s most ecologically diverse marine areas. Under the Antiquities act of 1906, a President can quickly declare an area a National Monument without the […]

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