Games and Activities

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Games, coloring pages, and fun activities to help you learn about the national marine sanctuaries.


Sanctuary Sam & Games

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Meet Sanctuary Sam

Sanctuary Sam is a California sea lion. He is four feet seven inches tall and more than seven feet long! Sanctuary Sam weighs 550 pounds. He does a lot of swimming and he eats herring, capelin, squid, sardines and mackerel. Watch videos, play games and see where Sam is going to be and has been.

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Games @ NOAA

This arcade is a portal to games and interactive activities focused on ocean and air themes. It highlights the science and the activities of the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other agencies and organizations promoting environmental stewardship.

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Virtual Dive into Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

In this activity you will take an underwater virtual scuba dive through kelp forests in the marine sanctuary and learn about this incredible ecosystem!


Coloring Pages and Puzzles

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Sharks and Rays Coloring Book

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary is located off the coast of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties in California. Download this fun coloring book to discover the sharks and rays of the Channel Islands.

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Laumei Sami - Sea Turtles

A coloring book in English and Samoan.

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Sea Turtles

A coloring book in Japanese and English.

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Pacific Coral Reef Coloring Book

A coloring book in English, Samoan and Hawaiian languages.

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Puzzles and More

Activities from the Pacific Reef Coloring Book.

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The Kohola and the Kolea

A coloring book in Hawaiian and English about the whale and plover.

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Color a Reef Scene

A scene filled critters underwater in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

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Why is Hawai'i's Ocean Important? A Keiki Activity Book

A scene filled critters underwater in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

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Humpback Whale Activity Book

This activity book teaches basic information about humpback whale behavior and biology.

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Interactive Map of Channel Islands

An interactive map showing photos and videos of marine reserves in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuaries.

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Tour the USS Monitor

The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary protects the wreck of the famed Civil War ironclad USS Monitor. Explore the Monitor as it exists today through this interactive map.

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Keiki (children) Color Sheets from Papahanaumokuakea

Drawings of coral reefs that you can print out and color. All coloring pages illustrated by Katherine Orr from a Pacific Reef Coloring Book.


Activities

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Birds across the National Marine Sanctuary System

Whether you're a nature lover, tourist, or citizen scientist, you can appreciate and protect our feathered friends that fly above our ocean and Great Lake parks.


Virtual Reality

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Virtual Dives

An immersive 360 degree view of your national marine sanctuaries.