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A Closer Look at Marine Protected Areas



Stories of Special Places

Marine protected areas are special places in our oceans. Whether they've been set aside to protect endangered species, sensitive habitats, cultural heritage or all of these reasons, they belong to all of us. They also have many stories to tell about our nation's connections to the sea, and the ways it continues to sustain us. Check out these stories of special places.

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