Sea to Shining Sea - The National Marine Sanctuary System's Newsletter

From the western Pacific waters of American Samoa, east to the Atlantic Ocean, NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries manages a national network of special places, encompassing more than 600,000 square miles of U.S. ocean and Great Lakes waters. The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries publishes a national newsletter in electronic format and distributed via email to keep our colleagues, collaborators and you! informed about the many activities and accomplishments that take place within our 13 national marine sanctuaries and Papahānaumokuākea and Rose Atoll marine national monuments.

kids swimming underwater

Looking Back and Moving Forward: Victories for the Ocean, Wins for All

January 2018

Feature Article(s):

  • 45 Years of America's Underwater Parks
  • Spotlight on 2017
  • NOAA's New Deputy Director of Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Dr. Rebecca Holyoke
  • NOAA and Partners Assess Reef, Aid Recovery Following Hurricane Irma
  • Earth is Blue Anniversary Video
up close photos of a snorkeler's mask

Valuing National Marine Sanctuaries

May 2017

Feature Article(s):

  • Monuments & Sanctuaries: What’s the Difference?
  • It Takes a Community
  • Dive into your National Marine Sanctuaries Virtually!
  • Exploring the Deep Coral Gardens of Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
  • Stories from the Blue
  • Capitol Hill Ocean Week
two turtles resting on the beach, each turtle has a bird sitting on it's shell

Past, Present, Future

April 2017

Feature Article(s):

  • Eight Amazing Things that Happened across your National Marine Sanctuary System
  • Our Vision for America’s Treasured Ocean Places
  • Ocean Guardian Schools: Action-Based Environmental Education
  • Stories from the Blue: Kimokeo Kapahulehua
aerial view of mallows bay

Sanctuaries Support Communities

February 2017

Feature Article(s):

  • NOAA Moves to Conserve Shipwrecks in Two New Sanctuaries
  • Communities and the Blue Economy
  • Volunteering in Sanctuaries
A great shearwater as it shears over the surface of the ocean

Research in Sanctuaries

November 2016

Feature Article(s):

  • Sentinel Sites in Action
  • Birds as Indicators of Ecosystem Health
  • Exploring the Battle of the Atlantic