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  1. I've noticed there hasn't been much love for marine life yet on these forums so I've created a thread for these beautiful creatures. If you have photos please post them, I would love to see them!! I'll start with dolphins I had the pleasure of swimming with these guys in South Australia. Wasn't so lucky the first time because they swam away, but on the second attempt we got a few curious fellas come over to check us out
  2. It will be come the largest protected area on earth, 3,5 times bigger than California, 3 times larger than France. The current protected area will be enlarged to quadruple the Hawaian monument. It is expected to help the tuna fisheries to recover. There is an urgent need to create marine protected areas. 15% of lands and under protection, but only 2% of oceans are protected. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/papahanaumokuakea-expansion-2016-obama-largest-marine-protected-area_us_57bf8f32e4b085c1ff28c654
  3. http://uk.whales.org/news/2015/09/new-zealand-declares-new-marine-sanctuary Located North to New Zealand, the Kermadec island will soon be protected as a ocean sanctuary. Here is a description of the area from the New Zealand government: http://mfe.govt.nz/sites/default/files/media/Marine/MFE7910_A4_Brochure_LR.pdf
  4. http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2014/11/12/a-massive-new-marine-protected-area-network-in-gabon/ http://www.gabon-vert.com/l-actualite/l-actualite/25387/les-emirats-arabes-unis-offrent-un-appui-opportun-pour-la-surveillance It will cover 46 000 km2, representing a 23% of Gabon waters. Mayumba national park extension will ensure protection of 26 000 km2 marine hotspot. Humpback whales are really common in the Gabon waters, especially in Mayumba and Loango National Park. The Emirates will provide boats and a radar plane to ensure real protection in the protected areas. For those interested in traveling in Gabon, you can considerer a stay in the excepcional Loango National park to see gorilla, elephants and buffaloes on the beaches, while hippos surf in the waves. http://www.africas-eden.com Here is an excellent website, a real mine of information about Gabon http://carnetsdevoyages.jeanlou.fr

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