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 Mariana Islands Refuges and Monument Complex includes Guam, Mariana Trench, and Mariana Arc of Fire NWRs and the Marianas Trench MNM.
Mariana Arc of Fire is managed as part of the Mariana Islands .
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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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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
Video from ocean explorer through NOAA Vents ProgramSubmarine Ring of Fire
Join James Cameron and the National Geographic Society on the ride of your life to the bottom of the
Mariana Trench! A 3D documentary chronicling filmmaker James Cameron's diving expeditions in his Deepsea Challenger submarine.Learn more
White chimneys at the Champagne Vent site at NW Eifuku volcano, more than 1 mile below sea level. The venting fluids were measured at 217°F (103°C); the surrounding water temperature was 36°F (2°C).
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Last Updated: Mar 25, 2016