Already recognized as the U.S. president who has protected more public lands than any other, President Barak Obama will today, September 15, 2016, extend protections to even more fragile ocean ecosystems.

According to the Department of Interior’s Press Release:

“The monument, more than 100 miles southeast of Cape Cod in the northwest Atlantic Ocean, is home to undersea canyons and seamounts that comprise fragile and largely pristine deep marine ecosystems and rich biodiversity, including important deep sea corals, endangered whales and sea turtles, other marine mammals and numerous fish species”.

Continue reading about the new seamount in the WHITE HOUSE FACT SHEET