Global Ocean Refuges

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Status: Platinum
Awarded on September 5, 2017

Summary

This highly productive area off the west coast of Colombia hosts impressive marine biodiversity, including large aggregations of sharks and pelagic fish, at least 5 endemic fish species, 17 marine mammal species and 7 marine reptile species. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a Hope Spot and a top dive destination.

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Status: Platinum
Awarded on September 5, 2017

Summary

One of the largest protected areas in the world, over 7,000 marine species live in Papahānaumokuākea, a quarter of which are endemic to the Hawaiian Archipelago. The coral reefs and pelagic ecosystem support endangered turtles, sea birds and the Hawaiian monk seal in addition to apex predators like sharks and jacks.

Official Global Ocean Refuge Page

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Status: Platinum
Awarded on September 5, 2017

Summary

Located in the heart of the coral triangle, this park of the Philippines hosts about half of all coral species in the world and supports sea turtles, sharks, sea birds, cetaceans, and a myriad of fish. Renowned for its high biodiversity, it is among the world’s top dive sites.

Official Global Ocean Refuge Page