The amount of chatter about the proposed Mariana Trench Marine Monument has reached epic proportions. In the last 24 hours we have seen comment from Mike Tripp (also on his blog), Jane Mack (also on her blog), Lil Hammerhead, and Jeff Turbitt. Yesterday there was a letter from Ruth Tighe. All are in support.
The newspapers also carry stories about RC&D supporting the Monument and the Governor of American Samoa, Togiola T.A. Tulafono, requesting George W. Bush to designate Rose Atoll as a Marine National Monument.
In less than 48 hours we'll know if the White House will begin looking into new potential monuments. If you are reading this and you want to help me keep the CNMI proposal on the table, I could use a support letter. Email me if you are interested.