Aug 30, 2010Featured, Uncategorized • No comments
Last year was my first visit to the Phoenix Islands. I joined friends and colleagues to study the coral reefs of these remote islands of the Republic of Kiribati. The Phoenix Islands were made into one of the world’s largest marine protected areas in 2008, with the islands, coral reefs, and all of the seamounts and waters within 200 nautical miles protected from all fishing. This is PIPA, the Phoenix Islands Protected Area .