You have an historic opportunity, but it expires after Tuesday, September 15.
The Obama Administration is considering establishing the first ever marine national monuments in the Atlantic Ocean. But they need your support now to make it happen >>
The New England coral canyons and seamounts and Cashes Ledge are home to fragile and ancient deep-sea coral communities, a diverse range of ocean life, and highly productive marine ecosystems.
But new pressures to expand offshore drilling and bottom-destroying fishing methods now threaten these natural treasures off New England.
Overwhelming public support is needed to convince the Obama Administration to protect these treasures forever.
These unique seascapes need permanent federal protection.
The New England coral canyons and seamounts and Cashes Ledge remain largely pristine and untouched by human disturbance. These areas are home to fragile and ancient deep-sea coral communities that provide food, spawning habitat and shelter for an array of sea life. The waters above teem with life, including whales, sea turtles and seabirds.
It is important that these thriving biodiversity hot spots are granted Marine National Monument status, Suzanna.
Thanks for adding your voice. From helping fight ocean acidification to protecting fish spawning habitat, the benefits of establishing these new Marine National Monuments abound. Now we just need to act!
For the oceans,
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