Cerebral Shangrila

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Hawaii Islands Named World's Largest Marine Sanctuary

I was happy to read this news in National Geographic , " A scattered chain of Hawaiian islands today (June 15,2006) became the largest marine sanctuary in the world.The announcement was made today by U.S. President George W. Bush, who has designated the wildlife-rich islands and surrounding seas a national monument.The move follows a long campaign by Hawaiians and conservation groups for federal protection of the NWHI, a 1,200-mile-long (1,930-kilometer-long) chain of islands, atolls, and coral reefs.The region is home to more than 7,000 marine species, about a quarter of which are found nowhere else on Earth."

But couldn't help laughing when I read this one-liner from Jay Leno in his Tonight show on NBC , " President Bush is creating a marine sanctuary in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest islands of Hawaii. You know what that means. No oil around there."

3 Comments:

  • haha! Missed that one!

    Wonder if the other atolls lost their natural beauty because of the heavy power nuclear testing from back in the days!!

    By Blogger Ashwin, at 4:15 PM  

  • ha ha good one
    bush is a hypocrite
    uma

    By Blogger Slice Of Life, at 5:29 PM  

  • ashwin -- could be.

    uma -- :-)

    By Blogger Cogito, at 3:11 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home