Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Expansion
NOAA is adding 14 additional reefs and banks to the sanctuary that provide essential habitat for recreationally and commercially important fish, as well as habitats for threatened or endangered species including sea turtles, corals and manta rays. The sanctuary will expand from 56 square miles to 160 square miles.
G.P. Schmahl, FGBNMS Superintendent
Kelly Drinnen, Sanctuary Outreach Specialist