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National Marine Sanctuary Foundation to honor ocean champions at 15th annual Ocean Awards Gala

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Interagency Partnership Allows for New STEM Environmental Education Grants

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America’s Marine and Great Lakes Sanctuaries

Explore The Blue
Douglas Croft

With every breath you take, think of the ocean. It provides the air we breathe. Your support makes a difference.

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Jason Jaskowiak

Help us protect corals, rescue whales, clean up marine debris, preserve shipwrecks and so, so much more.

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WHAT WE DO

Protecting America’s Ocean and Great Lakes

National marine sanctuaries conserve unique habitats that are home to millions of species, from magnificent humpback whales to colorful clownfish. Sanctuaries support our health and the economy. They are living laboratories that improve our understanding of our ocean and Great Lakes, and they protect the resting places of shipwrecks that tell the story of our shared maritime heritage.

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EXPLORE THE BLUE

Go Deeper! With 13 national marine sanctuaries and 2 national marine monuments from American Samoa to Thunder Bay, Michigan to Stellwagen Bank, Massachusetts, dive in and discover yours.

DISCOVER YOUR SANCTUARY!

PROTECTING MARINE LIFE

Millions of animals and plants call the ocean and Great Lakes home, and we are discovering new species all the time. Sanctuaries are living laboratories for exploration and discovery, conservation, research and education.

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TAKE ACTION FOR UNDERWATER TREASURES

Across the United States, communities are supporting the expansion and creation of new blue parks. Join the rising tide!

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GIVE

With your support, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation will remove more deadly marine debris from our environment, discover new shipwrecks to preserve our maritime heritage, and support the next generation of marine and Great Lakes conservation leaders.

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CAPITOL HILL OCEAN WEEK

Be part of the Nation’s premier annual conference examining marine, coastal, and Great Lakes issues.

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HOW WE WORK

For everyone who loves the ocean and Great Lakes and wants to ensure their healthy future, America’s sanctuaries and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation are delivering real solutions.

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