Celebrate the Ocean
Sea to Shining Sea Newsletter - July 2020
Few places can compete with the diversity of the National Marine Sanctuary System, which protects America's most iconic natural and cultural marine resources. Throughout the system, we work with diverse partners and stakeholders to promote responsible and sustainable uses that ensure the health of our most valued ocean places. These ocean parks are open to the public, and we invite you to enjoy them and join us as we explore the depths of the ocean.
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is a hotspot for wildlife watching and responsible recreation. NOAA is proposing changes to the site’s management plan and minor changes to the regulations of the sanctuary. Interested members of the public can provide input on the proposal through September 4, 2020.
The Get Into Your Sanctuary Photo Contest is now open! Send us your best photos of the National Marine Sanctuary System by Labor Day (September 7) and you could be featured in our annual Earth Is Blue Magazine, the Get Into Your Sanctuary recreation magazine, as well as the Earth Is Blue social media campaign.
At Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, the Leave No Trace Hot Spot program reminds us how we can help preserve marine resources through our actions. A team of trainers from Leave No Trace worked with hundreds of locals and visitors to communicate the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace. Read more here!
Join us virtually to learn about the National Marine Sanctuary System! Tune into our LIVE Get Into Your Sanctuary programming July 31 to August 2, by visiting our Facebook page! Each national marine sanctuary will host virtual programs, including live tours, cooking demonstrations and shipwreck discovery stories.
Davidson Seamount is a deep sea region in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Once underwater volcanoes that emerged from the seafloor, seamounts are hotspots for biodiversity both above and below the ocean’s surface. Explore Davidson Seamount in Monterey Bay through remotely operated vehicles dives here.
Learn about ocean acidification using NOAA’s new educational tool, Data in the Classroom. Data in the Classroom is designed to help teachers and students use real scientific NOAA data to explore dynamic Earth processes and understand the impact of environmental events.
August 13, 2020 at 3 pm Pacific / 6 pm Eastern - Register Today