Massive marine sanctuary created in the Pacific

Pitcairn island is a small island in the Pacific Ocean whose population is said to be descendants of Fletcher Christian, a sailor that led a mutiny against their captain on the Royal Navy ship Bounty. They settles on Pitcairn island and burned Bounty to avoid detection. Now the waters surrounding the island where the ship supposedly went down in flames just became the world’s largest contiguous ocean reserve. The reserve is roughly 322,138-square-miles and home to at least 1,249 species of marine mammals, seabirds and fish.

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