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The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is a World Heritage listed U.S. National Monument encompassing 583,000 square miles (1,510,000 km2) of ocean waters, including ten islands and atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Created in June 2006 with 140,000 square miles it was expanded in August 2016 by moving its border to the limit of the exclusive economic zone, making it the world's second largest protected area. It is internationally known for its cultural and natural values...
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