NOAA Will Add Bering Sea to List of Potential National Marine Sanctuaries

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that, following a nomination by an Alaskan Native tribe, it has agreed to add the Alaĝum Kanuux area around the Pribilof Islands to the list of areas it may consider for designation as a national marine sanctuary. Alaĝum Kanuux, or “Heart of the Ocean,” provides habitat for Stellar sea lions, northern fur seals, and other marine life.