satellite view from PMNM
E komo mai; welcome! Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge is surrounded by a lei of foam in the middle of the North Pacific; it's a beautiful, special place.

Not only are there albatross on Midway, but many other interesting kinds of wildlife, both on the land and in the sea. Please enjoy exploring FOAM, an educational blog actively done while on Midway from May through August 2010. Posts are added from off-Midway, as information becomes available. If you're interested in a particular topic, please use the search box or the alphabetical list of "labels" along the left side of the blog page.

Friday, July 30, 2010

This place is a WORLD HERITAGE SITE!!














In FOAM's July 17 post, "Is this place a Refuge, a Memorial or a Monument?" it was explained that Midway Atoll is all three...and that it also might become recognized as a special place by the United Nations.  The good news was announced today: Midway Atoll, as part of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, was approved as a UN World Hertitage Site!
Guess we'll have to change the sign!

2 comments:

sbo said...

Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make yosbour point. You clearly know what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to your blog whsbobeten you could be giving us something enlightening to read?

Barb said...

Hi SBO,

The post was put up really, really quickly, about 1.5 years ago, right when the exciting announcement was first made about World Heritage status. Here's a more recent website that will give you more information:

http://www.papahanaumokuakea.gov/wheritage/welcome.html

aloha, Barb