Here’s How Much President Obama Loves the Ocean [Video]

President Obama wants to help the ocean.

President Obama recently expanded the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument. This area also is known as Papahānaumokuākea. The expansion is 582,578 square miles and now the world’s largest protected area.

“Papahānaumokuākea encompasses 10 islands and atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, and the Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge, which supports over 7,000 species — a quarter of which are unique to Hawaii,” Grist reports.

Watch the video below to see some of the creatures that reside in the area.

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