Obama Addresses Chile Oceans Conference

At a major international conference on the world's marine ecosystem, U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday announced, via video message, the creation of two new marine sanctuaries in the states of Maryland and Wisconsin.

Chile's Foreign Minister Heraldo Munoz, left, and President Michelle Bachelet, center, chat with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Our Ocean summit, Oct. 4, 2015.Chile's Foreign Minister Heraldo Munoz, left, and President Michelle Bachelet, center, chat with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Our Ocean summit, Oct. 4, 2015.

Other countries also were expected to announce similar moves at the two-day Our Ocean 2015 conference in Valparaiso, Chile. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is attending the summit, which opened Monday.READ MORE OF THIS STORY ON VOA

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