Special Use Permits enable the public to engage in wildlife-related activities on a National Wildlife Refuge which would otherwise be prohibited. Learn more
About the Complex
The complex includes Baker Island, Howland Island, and Jarvis Island, Kingman Reef, Johnston Atoll, Palmyra Atoll, Rose Atoll, Mariana Arc of Fire, and Wake Atoll.
Mariana Trench is managed as part of the Pacific Reefs.
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About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
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Learn About the Marianas Trench MNM
APASEEM (www.apaseem.org) produced this video through a Department of the Interior Technical Assistance grant. This video covers the scope and beauty of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument as well as the unique scientific discoveries in the area.First Voyage to the Mariana Trench MNM
In January 2009, the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument was established by Presidential Proclamation. Located in the Mariana Archipelago east of the Philippines, the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument protects approximately 95,216 square miles of submerged lands and waters.Learn more
Called Brimstone Pit, the pressure of 1,837 feet of water over the site reduces the power of the explosive bursts. Also, the water quickly slows down the rocks and ash that are violently thrown out of the vent.
Page Photo Credits Submarine Ring of Fire 2006 Exploration, NOAA Vents Program
Last Updated: May 27, 2015