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Oct. 29, 2010 -- FAGATOGO, American Samoa - Fagatele Bay's rich marine life and unique biodiversity is showcased in a new mural at Fagatogo Marketplace. Created by local artist Mark Ashley Faulker, the mural is a collaboration between NOAA's Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the American Samoa Department of Commerce.

Aug. 20, 2010 -- A team of scientists looking for shipwrecks in Lake Huron around NOAA's Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is using new sonar technology able to "see" an area of the lake bottom the size of nearly 165 football fields.

July 12, 2010 -- Officials from NOAA Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the City of Santa Cruz broke ground Monday, July 12 on the Sanctuary Exploration Center.

Apr. 13, 2010 -- With breeding season underway, NOAA's Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary urges coastal visitors, whether boaters and paddlers or small aircraft pilots, to avoid disturbing nesting seabirds.

Mar. 11, 2010 -- NOAA's Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary presented its Young Marine Scientist Award to eighth-grade student Julie Avetisyan for her biological sciences project, "Effects of an Oil Spill on Aquatic Plantlife."

Feb. 11, 2010 -- Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the loss of the U.S. Navy airship USS Macon, NOAA today announced that the wreck site on the seafloor within Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Jan. 11, 2010 -- NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco and the University of California, Santa Barbara Chancellor Henry T. Yang broke ground today on the new 15,000-square foot Ocean Science Education Building on the east side of the UCSB campus.

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