On December 4th, 2000, President Clinton declared much of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands a Coral Reef Reserve.

Public comment on this designation is being sought. Visit www.hawaiireef.noaa.gov to learn more about the reserve and how to make your opinion known.

Click here to read a transcript of the president's address.

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Laysan Duck

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West side beach and
vegeteation, Laysan Island

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Juvenile Great Frigatebird,
at Laysan Island
Visit our photo archive to see more photos from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Expedition.

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