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
The Mariana Trench Monument Advisory Council (MTMAC) provides advice and recommendations on the development of management plans and management of the monument.Learn more
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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The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of the Interior formally reached an agreement that is one of the final steps necessary in the process of transferring the submerged lands around the islands of Farallon de Pajaros (Uracas), Maug, and Asuncion and associated mineral rights to the CNMIFormal Agreement Reached on Submerged Lands Transfer!
The Draft EA public comment period was open from May 4 to June 6, 2016. The comment period was announced in our news release.
We appreciate all the comments we received, and we will be providing responses to those comments in the Final EA being developed. If you have any questions, please contact us. Our information is provided by following the link below.Learn More
Links for videos, resources and the latest discoveries External Links and Resources
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
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
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Last Updated: Sep 23, 2016