Photo: Largest Marine Reserve Declared; Home to Mariana Trench



Pristine ocean habitats in the central Pacific (above, coral on Jarvis Island) are being designated national marine monuments by President George W. Bush, officials said in January 2009.

The nearly 200,000-square-mile (505,757 square kilometer) reserve represents the largest marine conservation effort in history.

Photograph by Jim Maragoss/USFWS


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