In the remote Pacific Ocean, low-lying atolls …

In the remote Pacific Ocean, low-lying atolls and islands are critical havens for seabirds and marine wildlife. Protected places, like Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, provide a safe place for seabirds and seals alike to raise their families and rest from their long voyages foraging at sea. Photo of an endangered monk seal and Laysan albatross hanging out on the beach by Dan Clark, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.