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Marianas Trench Marine National Monument to be discussed on ‘Your Humanities Half-Hour’

(Press Release) — Angelo Villagomez, Dr. Andrew Thaler, and Rick MacPherson will be the featured guests on this Sunday’s “Your Humanities Half-Hour” radio program.

Villagomez, a Pew Charitable Trust officer, will provide a history of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument, as well as efforts to develop a federal management plan and to have the monument declared a national marine sanctuary.Angelo VillagomezAngelo Villagomez

Dr. Thaler of Blackbeard Biological and Open ROV and MacPherson of Pelagia Consulting, will discuss the scientific exploration of the monument from surface to abyss, including technologies used, new lifeforms discovered, and human impacts.

The monument was established by President George W. Bush in 2009 and encompasses over 95,000 square miles of seafloor and water in the Mariana Archipelago.

“Your Humanities Half-Hour,” which airs each Sunday from 2 to 2:30 p.m. on Power 99, is hosted by Catherine Perry Harris. Be sure to tune in.