A recent poll proves that New Englanders want to protect our ocean. Safeguarding special marine habitats is a vital step in doing so.
“With our ocean in peril from the climate crisis, protected areas like the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts are more important than ever,” said Jen Felt, Ocean Campaign Director at CLF. “The monument is a biological hotspot that provides a refuge for a remarkable diversity of wildlife and has enormous scientific value. This natural treasure, provides resilience, refuge, and hope in a rapidly warming ocean, and it’s time to protect more areas just like it.”
“New England’s ocean is facing a crisis on multiple fronts,” said Dr. Priscilla Brooks, Vice President of Ocean Conservation at CLF. “Climate change, overfishing, pollution, and habitat destruction are combining to dangerously affect marine life which, if left unchecked, does not bode well for the future of our ocean. This poll makes it clear that people are starting to take notice, and it’s time to protect more areas of the ocean to ensure current and future generations can enjoy this incredible resource.”
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“With our ocean in peril from unsustainable human use and climate impacts, now is not the time to be rolling back necessary protections,” said CLF Senior Attorney Erica Fuller. “The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts is a biological hotspot that provides a refuge for a remarkable diversity of wildlife and has enormous scientific value. We look forward to standing up for the monument in court.”
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