National marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers closed to the public; waters remain open
NOAA's national marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers are closed to the public while the waters remain open for responsible use in accordance with CDC guidance and local regulations. More information on the response from NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries can be found on sanctuaries.noaa.gov/coronavirus/.
2016 Get Into Your Sanctuary Photo Contest Results
Please note that we may use any of the photos we received for this contest on our website, on social media, and in other NOAA publications. We will provide credit to photographers whenever we use any of the photos. We would like to thank all those who participated. Click each photograph to see the full version.
National marine sanctuaries provide an idyllic setting for a variety of recreational activities -- this category celebrates the people who visit them.