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.

Noun

community and interactions of living and nonliving things in an area.

marine protected area (MPA)
Noun

area of the ocean where a government has placed limits on human activity.

Noun

large body of salt water that covers most of the Earth.

poem
Noun

written or spoken composition notable for its beauty or rhythm.