June 14, 2013 --NOAA today released for public comment a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) and proposed rule for expanding the boundaries of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Lake Huron from its current 448 square miles to 4,300 square miles.
May 20, 2013 -- NOAA presented to the U.S. Coast Guard today a new report that finds that 36 sunken vessels scattered across the U.S. seafloor could pose an oil pollution threat to the nation's coastal marine resources.
Apr. 26, 2013 -- Researchers have completed a study revealing the importance of benthic algae (algae attached to the seafloor) to food webs and fish populations in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
Apr. 17, 2013 -- A new report on the potential effects of climate change on NOAA's Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary uses existing observations and science-based expectations to identify how climate change could affect habitats, plants and animals within the sanctuary and adjacent coastal areas.
Apr. 3, 2013 -- NOAA today announced a partnership with a longtime Hilo family to relocate the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center to the former Koehnen's furniture store location in downtown Hilo.
Mar. 30, 2013 -- Approximately 600 volunteers gathered data from the shores of Oahu, Kauai, and Hawaii Island during today's annual Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Count.
Mar. 25, 2013 -- NOAA's National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa will meet on Wednesday, April 3, to discuss crown-of-thorns starfish removal in the sanctuary, dive safety and the upcoming Festival of Sites expo, in addition to other topics.
Feb. 19, 2013 -- Today, NOAA released the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Condition Report that describes the state of the sanctuary's resources and pressures that affect their scientific integrity and recreational value.
Feb. 15, 2013 -- Based on several years of scientific assessment and public involvement, today NOAA released the final management plan and environmental assessment for Monitor National Marine Sanctuary.
Feb. 12, 2013 -- NOAA's Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for five primary seats and five alternate seats on its advisory council.
Feb. 5, 2013 -- NOAA's Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for two alternates on its advisory council.
Feb. 4, 2013 -- A new NOAA research report finds that both fish populations and commercial and recreational anglers have benefited from "no-take" protections in the Tortugas Ecological Reserve in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Jan. 30, 2013 -- NOAA's Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for four seats on its advisory council.
Jan. 11, 2013 -- A new 3-D state of the art sonar map released today by NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, ExploreOcean, Teledyne Blueview, and Northwest Hydro shows never-before seen details of the USS Hatteras, the only Union warship sunk in combat in the Gulf of Mexico during the Civil War.