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Your Call: Restoring our oceans


On the December 5th edition of Your Call, we’ll rebroadcast our conversation about marine sanctuaries. In August, President Obama created the largest marine protected area on the planet. He expanded the Papahānaumokuākea Marine Monument to include half-a-million-square-miles of waters in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

The designation bans commercial fishing and new mining. What are the impacts of marine sanctuaries? Tweet your questions and comments to @yourcallradio and join us live at 10am with me, Rose Aguilar and you.


Robert Richmond, director of the University of Hawaii's Kewalo Marine Laboratory

James Lindholm, James W. Rote Distinguished Professor of Marine Science and Policy in the Division of Science and Environmental Policy at California State University Monterey Bay

Web Resources:


NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries

National Geographic: Hawaii Is Now Home to an Ocean Reserve Twice the Size of Texas

Maui Now: Papahānaumokuākea Quadruples in Size: Becomes Largest Protected Area in the World

Monterey County Weekly: Monterey Bay nominated to be UNESCO World Heritage site.

SF Gate: Most humpback whales removed from endangered list, but threats remain

National Geographic: Giant Clam Poaching Wipes out Reefs in South China Sea