Monday, January 05, 2009

Marianas Marine National Monument

Our new monument is going to encompass 95,000 square miles of ocean. That makes it about the size of Oregon, Wyoming or Michigan. I went to high school and college in Florida. This monument is going to be about 1.5 times the size of Florida (who knew that Michigan was bigger than Florida?). This monument is big deal and it is big.

You'll notice that the world "trench" is not a part of the monument name. Oh well. We're still home to the world's 3rd largest protected area. That is something to be proud of.

Edit:

The official name is MARIANAS TRENCH MARINE NATIONAL MONUMENT!

2 comments:

CNMI Blogger said...

Typo alert: Marianas, not Marinas.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

President Bush called Fitial the Governor of the Maroona Islands. I wish I had that on video.