“A tiny island country in the western Pacific Ocean that’s smaller than New York City has approved the creation of an enormous marine reserve that’s bigger than the U.S. state of California.
The nation of Palau is moving forward with creating a reserve that’s about 193,000 square miles (500,000 square kilometers) in size. This would make it one of the five largest fully protected marine areas in the world.”
-By Jane J. Lee, National Geographic
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