Explore the Blue

On shore and at sea, scientists work tirelessly to better understand the animals and ecosystems of your National Marine Sanctuary System. Through long-term monitoring, researchers are able to respond to disease and changes in population. Listening in to sanctuary soundscapes and observing from close by and afar, researchers get a better sense of animal behavior. All the information they gather while they Explore the Blue helps us all better care for these ocean and Great Lakes treasures.