- Preserving and protecting the deepest known habitats in the global ocean;
- Maintaining the natural biological diversity within the refuge;
- Providing for the conservation, protection, management, and restoration of fish, wildlife, plants, and other objects of scientific interest associated with the submerged lands of the refuge; and
- Providing opportunities for national and international refuge-related scientific exploration and research and for the sharing of resulting knowledge.
January 29, 2013