View the amazing collection of photos from all 14 marine protected areas managed by the National Marine Sanctuary Program.
Humpback Whale Photos and Videos
Explore our galleries to see amazing photos of humpback whales and more. Also, find videos of marine life that can be seen in the sanctuary, kids artwork, and even desktop wallpaper.
Stellwagen Bank Maps
View nautical charts, bathymetric maps and more in this gallery.
Check out the latest atlas maps for each national marine sanctuary around the country.
The Sanctuary Integrated Monitoring Network, also known as SIMoN has launched a photo database with digital images of species, habitats, locations and issues of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Island in the Sea
Middle school students from around the country participated in the Island in the Sea Field Study with National Geographic Society. Check out the slide show they put together documenting their field experience.
Channel Islands Slideshow
Look at what’s underwater in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary…vibrant orange garibaldi, majestic kelp forests, spiny lobster, basking sharks, and much more.
Bathymetric Maps of the Main Hawaiian Islands
The map shows the major Hawaiian Islands ocean depths, and the location of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.
Seamounts in Monterey Bay
Learn about these mountains under the sea; explore images of seamount critters and tie it all together with educational lesson plans.
Biological Resources of Cordell Bank
Twenty-six species of marine mammals (whales, dolphins, seals, and sea lions) are known to frequent the waters around Cordell Bank.
Fantastic Fishes Art Contest
Grays Reef announces the winners of the Sidewalk Arts Festival.
Ocean Bottom in the Olympic Coast
Check out the diversity of habitats for benthic dwelling organisms.
American Samoas Sanctuary
Explore images from Americas smallest national marine sanctuary - Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
The Massachusetts Marine Educators and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary have jointly sponsored an annual Marine Art/Poster Contest for several years.
Marine Life of the National Marine Sanctuaries
Explore this great online marine life field guide, which covers critters from sea stars to the gigantic blue whale.
Sanctuary Quest Expedition
Aboard the NOAA ship McArthur, the Sanctuary Quest Expedition team conducted research, monitoring, exploration and education within and adjacent to the national marine sanctuaries along the west coast.
National Marine Sanctuary Photo Gallery
Our marine sanctuaries provide a vast array of visual splendors that enthrall young and old alike. But, many of the most striking scenes lie well below the water's surface, experienced only by advanced divers. This photo gallery is intended to share some of these visual delights with a broader community.