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Mar. 25, 2015 -- Following extensive collaboration with partners including non-governmental organizations, businesses, scientists, and other members of the community, NOAA today has announced its proposed rule for expanding the size and the focus of Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary to include multiple marine species.

Mar. 12, 2015 -- Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones national marine sanctuaries off northern California will both more than double in size following a final rule released today by NOAA.

Mar. 3, 2015 -- SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A coalition of government and non-profit groups today announced results from a 2014 vessel speed reduction trial incentive program in the Santa Barbara Channel to slow cargo ships down to reduce air pollution and increase protection of endangered whales.

Feb. 25, 2015 -- NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries has successfully tested the integration of two different types of unmanned systems for potential use in research and management of national marine sanctuaries.

Feb. 18, 2015 -- NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries today announced the appointment of Athline Clark as NOAA’s new superintendent of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. 

Feb. 3, 2015 -- NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is soliciting public and stakeholder comment on a recommendation to modify the current boundaries of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

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