U.S. and Cuba join forces to protect marine areas

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This week marked a watershed in international cooperation in marine conservation.

The National Park Service (NPS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has partnered with Cuba’s Ministry of Science, Technology, and Environment to foster understanding and conservation of natural marine resources in both nations.

They plan to share technical and scientific data related to Marine Protected Areas and to promote education and outreach initiatives.

Learn more about the parks involved and the Memorandum of Understanding.

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Image courtesy NOAAA lobster pokes out of its hiding spot under a coral head in the Dry Tortugas, Florida.