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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Expanding Marine Sanctuaries.

In Washington President Obama announced (17th June 2014) that he intends to vastly expand the marine life sanctuaries in the Pacific Ocean.  These are huge areas in the central Pacific Ocean and will become off-limits to fishing, energy exploration and other activities.  Basically this will create the largest marine sanctuary pretty much doubling the entire current marine sanctuaries world wide.

Well done Obama!
Marine Sanctuary

Almost on the same day here in N.Z. the Government announced that it has opened up more than 3000 square kilometers of marine mammal sanctuary for oil drilling.  Not only is this area a marine sanctuary but it is also home to the critically endangered Maui's dolphin.

Shame on you Key!
Only 55 Maui Dolphins left!

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