• 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.

  • 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.

    ocean Noun

    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.