A Presidential view of the Ocean

“The ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes provide jobs, food, energy resources, ecological services, recreation, and tourism opportunities, and play critical roles in our Nation’s transportation, economy, and trade,as well as the global mobility of our Armed Forces and the maintenance of international peace and security.” -President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama has long been an advocate for expanded protection of our water resources, including the ocean. This last tuesday he used his presidential authority to create the largest marine preserve in the Pacific Ocean.

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