Life in the Blue

Anemones and other invertebrates can be found on rocky surfaces surrounded by kelp in sanctuaries along the West Coast. Photo: Paul Chetirkin/NOAA

National marine sanctuaries and marine national monuments protect vital habitats that support a variety of wildlife. From mangroves, seagrasses, salt marshes, and kelp forests, to our fragile coral reefs—shallow and deep—the work we do is all about protecting. Life in the Blue