Stories from the Blue

What does the National Marine Sanctuary System mean to you?

National marine sanctuaries and marine national monuments are home to thousands of species of marine life, from tiny plankton to enormous whale sharks and humpback whales. They are also the heart of many human communities, from native communities that have depended on the ocean for centuries and continue to do so, to vacationers who dive into sanctuary waters and surf their waves, to scientists and researchers who explore the ocean's depths.

Join us as each month as we tell Stories from the Blue celebrating the people at the center of national marine sanctuaries and marine national monuments.