2018 Global Ocean Refuge Nominees

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Cape Rodney-Okakari Point Marine Reserve
Public Comment Period: July 13 - August 10, 2018

Réserve Naturelle Marine de Cerbère-Banyuls
Public Comment Period: July 13 - August 10, 2018

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
Public Comment Period: July 20 - August 17, 2018

Chumbe Island Coral Reef Sanctuary
Public Comment Period: July 13 - August 10, 2018

De Hoop Marine Protected Area
Public Comment Period: July 13 - August 10, 2018

Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park
Public Comment Period: July 13 - August 10, 2018

Misool Private Marine Reserve
Public Comment Period: July 13 - August 10, 2018

Ilhas Selvagens
Public Comment Period: July 13 - August 10, 2018

Wilsons Promontory Marine Protected Areas
Public Comment Period: July 13 - August 10, 2018

Cape Rodney-Okakari Point Marine Reserve

Photo: Piotr Zurek

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Status: under review

 

Reports & Documentation
Evaluation Report
Supplemental Materials

 

Summary

Cape Rodney-Okakari Point Marine Nature Reserve is New Zealand's oldest marine reserve and it is known for subtropical habitats that are representative of their biodiverse and unique waters, including kelp forests and sponge-dominated deep rocky reef.

 

Public Comment Period: July 13 - August 10, 2018

 

Réserve Naturelle Marine de Cerbère-Banyuls

Photo: Alberto Romeo

Status: under review

 

Reports & Documentation
Evaluation Report
Supplemental Materials

 

Summary

France’s Réserve Naturelle Marine de Cerbère-Banyuls is one of oldest MPAs in the Mediterranean. It is renowned for its effective management and ecological richness, including big seagrass meadows.

 

Public Comment Period: July 13 - August 10, 2018

 

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

Photo: Ed Bierman

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Status: under review

 

Reports & Documentation
Evaluation Report
Supplemental Materials

 

Summary

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary protects lush ecosystems off Southern California so that nature thrives and sustainable public use is maintained.

 

Public Comment Period: July 20 - August 17, 2018

 

Chumbe Island Coral Reef Sanctuary

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Status: under review

 

Reports & Documentation
Evaluation Report
Supplemental Materials

 

Summary

Chumbe Island Coral Reef Sanctuary, located off the coast of Tanzania, is renowned for its rich coral diversity and the many unique and locally rare species that call it home.

 

Public Comment Period: July 13 - August 10, 2018

 

De Hoop Marine Protected Area

Photo: Winfried Bruenken

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Status: under review

 

Reports & Documentation
Evaluation Report
Supplemental Materials

 

Summary

De Hoop Marine Protected Area is a South African coastal MPA that protects unique intertidal ecosystems. It provides refuge to overfished species and is important habitat for the southern right whale.

 

Public Comment Period: July 13 - August 10, 2018

 

Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park

Photo: Jakob Owens

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Status: under review

 

Reports & Documentation
Evaluation Report
Supplemental Materials

 

Summary

Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park serves as an ecological refuge to numerous species of plant, coral and animal species due to its relatively undisturbed coral reefs, mangroves, and seagrass beds ecosystems.

 

Public Comment Period: July 13 - August 10, 2018

 

Misool Private Marine Reserve

Photo: Alexandra Rose

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Status: under review

 

Reports & Documentation
Evaluation Report
Supplemental Materials

 

Summary

Misool Private Marine Reserve harbors one of the richest coral reefs within the highly biodiverse Coral Triangle. Misool is home to many endemic species, including the bamboo shark.

 

Public Comment Period: July 13 - August 10, 2018

 

 Ilhas Selvagens

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Status: under review

 

Reports & Documentation
Evaluation Report
Supplemental Materials

 

Summary

Ilhas Selvagens harbor one of the last intact marine ecosystems in the North Atlantic Ocean and maintain high coastal fish species diversity within a small area. The MPA is known for its abundance of mollusks, crustaceans, and gastropods.

 

Public Comment Period: July 13 - August 10, 2018

 

Wilsons Promontory Marine Protected Areas

Photo: Steve Bennett

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Status: under review

 

Reports & Documentation
Evaluation Report
Supplemental Materials

 

Summary

Wilsons Promontory Marine Protected Areas have high species richness and diversity indices, as well as higher than average abundances for most fish species compared to other areas in Central Victoria.

 

Public Comment Period: July 13 - August 10, 2018