Celebrate the Ocean

Sea to Shining Sea Newsletter - April 2019

Few places on the planet can compete with the diversity of the National Marine Sanctuary System, which protects America’s most iconic natural and cultural marine resources. The system works with diverse partners and stakeholders to promote responsible, sustainable ocean uses that ensure the health of our most valued ocean places. Resources are open to the public, and showcase opportunities such as education and research to anyone who has an interest in helping our ocean.

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New proposed national marine sanctuary in Lake Ontario

NOAA is considering a national marine sanctuary in eastern Lake Ontario to protect historically significant shipwrecks and related maritime heritage resources, and is holding four public meetings on the proposal.

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Mark Your Calendars! Get Into Your Sanctuary!

Get Into Your Sanctuary weekend is coming up on August 2-4, 2019. Whether you're already an avid outdoors person looking for a new adventure or you've never been kayaking, fishing, or taken advantage of our amazing underwater parks, this weekend is for YOU!

For information on our photo contest, see the Get Into Your Sanctuary Photo Contest website.

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Boaters Beware: Florida Keys waters are tricky

A new free online boater education course developed specifically for the Florida Keys is available to those who want to protect themselves, their vessel, and the precious marine resources of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

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Students Bond Over Robotics

Michigan students traveled 7,000 miles away from home to National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa to engage in outreach at local Samoan high schools. While there, they also helped sanctuary staff conduct research.

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Recreational Fishing Funding Opportunity

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, in cooperation with Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, is soliciting proposals for education, outreach, and conservation projects that forward the mission, engage the recreational fishing community, and promote sustainable recreational fishing targeting species found in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

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