- A Mariana Trench Marine National Monument
I have said from the beginning of this monument journey that the Antiquities Act can be used to turn almost anything into a monument with any number of protections (or lack thereof). That's why the Antiquities Act can be used to protect such varying things as an ocean ecosystem, a slave graveyard, or an old Spanish fort. It is very vague and has been applied in a number of different ways. I want the Mariana Trench Marine National Monument to be the world's largest no-take marine protected area. As a result of the monument I want the Marianas to get a boat, a visitors center, federal funding, and untold amounts of international attention. Protecting the fish will be a nice benefit, too.
- A New Job
I'm still looking for a job. True, I haven't done much to actually look for one except for post on my blog and tell a few friends, but any day now I am going to update my resume and mail it out. Any day now, I tell you! If at all possible, I'd like to get a job with a little more security. In the last five years I've been year to year with five different environmental organizations. I might consider wearing long pants and shoes to work if I have more job security...it all depends on whether or not the new job lets me bring Oreo to the office.
- A trip to the Northern Islands
I haven't been to the Northern Islands since 1995. I'd like to go all the way to Uracas, dive the Maug lagoon, and find a Megaladon living in the Mariana Trench.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
My Christmas List
Posted by Bucky Taotaotasi
I've been a good boy this year. This is what I want for Christmas: