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Clinton Creates Huge Hawaiian Coral Haven

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Science  08 Dec 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5498, pp. 1873
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5498.1873b

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President Bill Clinton last week signed an executive order creating the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve. Marine scientists say that the megareserve, which holds nearly 70% of the nation's reefs, will help protect some of the globe's most pristine ocean habitats.