To preserve a national network of lands and waters for the conservation and management of the fish, wildlife, and plants of the United States for the benefit of present and future generations…
The remote location and isolation of the Marianas Trench MNM make it inaccessible to conduct on-site visits for educational or interpretative purposes. Thus, most educational and interpretative opportunities are necessarily delivered remotely through publications, off-site educational programs, displays, or other media, to inform and educate the public regarding the coral reef ecosystem and related marine resources and species of the monument and efforts to conserve them. For elementary school teachers in Guam, USFWS Park Ranger Emily Sablan has provided programs on Coral Reef Health and the Monument. The video “The First Voyage” about the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument showcases the environmental value of the Islands Unit and three northern-most islands of the Marianas and may be available for showing. For more information on these programs in Guam, contact Ranger Sablan at (671) 355-5096.
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The tube worm does not have many predators, as few creatures live on the sea bottom at such depths. If threatened, the plume may be retracted into the worm's protective tube