Attractive Marine Protected Areas in America
The United States has a long coastline of nearly 20,000 kilometers; therefore, it is easy to understand why the country has a lot of attractive sites in the ocean. The United States features up to 1,800 marine protected areas with plenty of beautiful reefs, valuable commercial fisheries and tourist diving sites. These areas range in size from less than 2.6 square kilometers to over 13,700 square kilometers. They are not only beautiful and famous, but also are perfect destinations for people who wish to explore coral reefs, shipwrecks and fishes. Let’s discover some American marine protected areas to study more about the aquatic life through the photos as follows:
Northern Marianas Islands is located in the Pacific Ocean. The islands Saipan, Tinian and Rota are three among the most favorite destinations of tourists
A lot of sunken ships, airplanes, and other clues are found along Hawaii\’s northwestern islands. The region is also home to endangered Hawaiian monk seals and other rare species.
The beautiful sanctuary which hosts 29 species of marine mammals is located in Washington. It is one of the 14 national marine sanctuaries and 1,800 marine protected areas in the United States.
The islands in the Florida Keys are home to coral reef. Each year, over 4 million visitors come to the region to explore coral reefs, shipwrecks, and fish.
There are 14 underwater national parks in America with a total of 390,000 square kilometers. Above is the kelp forest, home to sea lions, humpbacks and other fish in southern California.
Herring gulls wait for food after a humpback whale feeds in a marine protected area in Massachusetts. The area is an American perfect place to see whales. It is also home to rare animals such as birds and turtles.
Fishes are cruising around red coral in Gray\’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, Georgia. Covering 59 square kilometers in the Atlantic Ocean, the region is considered as home to sea stars, crabs, lobsters, snails, and shrimp.
The fish called red snapper, one of the most dangerous predators, can be found in the south of Hawaii. These snappers are so talented hunters that they can eat everything from giant clams to sea urchins.
An icebreaker is moving across Lake Superior\’s Thunder Bay. The area not only has over one hundred shipwrecks but also owns a rich shipping history
This fish-eating anemone lives in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, California.
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