Marine Protected Areas of the United States


Subject:
Water , Estuaries , Coasts

Description:
Background about U.S. marine protected areas (MPAs), which are, in practice, "defined [marine environment] areas where natural and/or cultural resources are given greater protection than the surrounding waters." Includes fact sheets, science and analysis, publications, photos, case studies, data, and much more. Site notes that the "List of National System MPAs is expected to be published in Spring 2009." From the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Publisher:
U.S. Department of Commerce /NOAA; U.S. Department of the Interior

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.mpa.gov/


PID= res:lii-24021