2017 Press Releases
Students selected for 2017 NOAA scholarship honoring Dr. Nancy Foster
Aug. 15, 2017
NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries has selected three graduate students as recipients of the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship, representing graduate-level areas of study such as marine biology, oceanography and maritime archaeology. The scholarship recognizes outstanding scholarship and encourages independent graduate level research, particularly by female and minority students.
New "sister sanctuary" agreement protects whales from New England to the Caribbean
May 4, 2017
A new "sister sanctuary" agreement signed this spring between NOAA and the government of The Netherlands adds to a network of marine protected areas stretching from New England to the Caribbean Sea, and now provides refuge for North Atlantic humpback whales at both ends of their 3,000-mile annual migration.