PHOTOS: "Pristine" Reefs Part of Planned Marine Reserve

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Gray reef sharks patrol the waters of Kingman Reef--a largely submerged coral reef island in the central Pacific Ocean--in a file photo.

"These places are completely different from what we know anywhere else. They're totally dominated by their predators," said marine ecologist and National Geographic fellow Enric Sala.

"Imagine the Serengeti with five lions per wildebeest. This is Kingman Reef."

President Bush announced on August 25, 2008, that he may declare Kingman Reef and its surrounding islands a national monument under the U.S. Antiquities Act of 1906.
—Photograph by Brian J. Skerry/NGS
 
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