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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Marine monument superintendent has new Pacific assignment

Associated Press

HONOLULU The superintendent of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument has a new assignment.

Susan White has been named the project leader for the Pacific Reefs National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Covering more than 125 million acres, the complex is composed of the three newest marine national monuments in the Pacific the Rose Atoll, Pacific Remote Islands and Marianas Trench Marine National Monuments.

White was the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Papahanaumokuakea superintendent for the past three years.

Papahanaumokuakea is nearly 100 times larger than Yosemite National Park and was created by President George W. Bush in 2006.

The pristine reserve located north of Hawaii is home to 7,000 marine species.