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Monday, June 8, 2020

Call to act on Trump threat to Marine National Monument

Join us in defending the Marine National Monument.


In 2016, Mystic Aquarium and the Connecticut delegation were instrumental in the designation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, the only one of its kind, in the U.S. Atlantic Ocean.
The Monument, located roughly 130 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, protects three massive undersea canyons, some deeper than the Grand Canyon, and four underwater mountains that rival the Rocky Mountains in size. It supports a tremendous diversity and abundance of ocean wildlife such as endangered whales, dolphins, sea turtles, sea birds and fragile deep-sea corals, some of which can live for thousands of years. New species are discovered with every research expedition.
Ever since the Northeast Monument was designated in 2016, groups that oppose the Monument have been trying to weaken its protections. Yesterday (June 5, 2020), a Presidential Proclamation removed key protections by opening the area to commercial fishing.
If you support the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument and protecting special places in the ocean, please let your elected officials know by taking action through the button below.



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Mystic Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through conservation, education and research.

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