World’s Largest Ocean Reserve Off Hawaii has Spillover Benefits Nearby, Study Finds

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  • The world’s largest fully protected ocean reserve was created in 2016 by expanding the existing Papahānaumokuākea marine national monument in Hawaii.
  • Scientists have found that whales and turtles now inhabit the area.
  • They have also found catches of yellowfin tuna to have risen by 54% and catches of bigeye tuna by 12%.

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