MPAs are marine protected areas. People all over the world have established MPAs to protect the ocean and its ecosystems, from algae to zooxanthellae ( . . . which is a type of algae)!
Each slide in this GeoStory includes information about an aspect of a marine protected area (MPA) (including some pronunciation help!), as well as a link to related content from National Geographic Education. The entire poem appears in the last slide.
For Further Exploration
- National Marine Protected Areas Center: MPA Effectiveness
- National Geographic News: Marine Reserves Found to Boost Nearby Fishing Grounds
- Washington Post: Britain Protects Chagos Islands, Creating World’s Largest Marine Reserve
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry ecosystem Noun
community and interactions of living and nonliving things in an area.
Encyclopedic Entry: ecosystem marine protected area (MPA) Noun
area of the ocean where a government has placed limits on human activity.
large body of salt water that covers most of the Earth.
Encyclopedic Entry: ocean poem Noun
written or spoken composition notable for its beauty or rhythm.