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.
Valuing National Marine Sanctuaries
- 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
Past, Present, Future
- 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
Sanctuaries Support Communities
- NOAA Moves to Conserve Shipwrecks in Two New Sanctuaries
- Communities and the Blue Economy
- Volunteering in Sanctuaries