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Tallship Denis Sullivan Sails Lake Michigan for Get Into Your Sanctuary Day

Oct 17, 2017.
Photo credit: David J. Ruck/NOAA

By: Leah Izzett, guest author To raise public awareness for the proposed Wisconsin-Lake Michigan National Marine Sanctuary, the Denis Sullivan tall ship — a re-creation of a 19th century three-masted Great Lakes schooner — set off on a week-long sail along Lake Michigan. The Denis Sullivan takes you back in time as you climb aboard…

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$100,000 Launches Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Sep 15, 2017.
Katie Holmes/NOAA

Monterey, CA – Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the creation of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation announced it received a major gift of $100,000 from the Monterey Peninsula Foundation. With this matching grant, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, which supports and advocates for America’s 13 national marine sanctuaries, will launch a…

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Celebrating 25 years of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Sep 1, 2017.
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  By Alison Thompson, guest author Contact: Marcus Reamer, Strategic Communications Director, marcus@marinesanctuary.org  Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is turning 25 on September 18, 2017! Designated in 1992, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is one of the largest marine sanctuaries in the nation and is even larger than Yellowstone National Park. Some of the sanctuary’s…

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Get Into Your Sanctuary Day 2017

Aug 11, 2017.
Matt McIntosh/NOAA

By Alison Thompson, guest author Bike, boat, dive, or swim over to your local sanctuary on August 12, 2017, to experience “Get into Your Sanctuary” day and celebrate our playgrounds of the ocean and Great Lakes. Our National Marine Sanctuary System provides us with access to our most iconic natural and cultural marine resources. No…

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The difference between national marine sanctuaries and marine national monuments

Aug 10, 2017.
Robert Schwemmer/NOAA

By Alison Thompson, guest author With high diversity, resilience, and reservoirs of recreational and cultural resources, national marine sanctuaries and marine national monuments seem to be one-and-the-same.  Although they are similar in names and nature, monuments and sanctuaries are different ways of protecting the treasures within their watery borders. Our National Marine Sanctuary System is…

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Six ways you can get into your National Marine Sanctuaries for Get into Your Sanctuary Day

Aug 8, 2017.

By Alexander Dacy, guest author   Protecting the waters of our national marine sanctuaries serve as a basis for thriving recreation, tourism and commercial activities that drive coastal economies. On Saturday, August 12, national marine sanctuaries across the nation will celebrate these special places by inviting the public to participate in a wide-ranging set of…

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The Benefit of Sharks in our Sanctuaries

Jul 27, 2017.
Photo by: James Watt/NOAA

Alison Thompson, communications intern When you close your eyes and think of a shark what comes to mind? You may picture a massive whale shark swimming in the Gulf of Mexico opening its five-foot wide mouth, or maybe you think of a nurse shark lazily lounging along the ocean floor waiting for its dinner to…

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Sharks in our national marine sanctuaries

Jul 23, 2017.
Photo by: Mitchell Tartt/NOAA

By Alison Thompson, communications intern Known for their big teeth, powerful bites, and not-so-pretty smiles, sharks are some of our ocean’s biggest and baddest predators. From Finding Nemo to Jaws, sharks are depicted as fearsome predators with voracious appetites and jagged-toothed grins. What you might not know about sharks though, is that they can be…

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Celebrating 23 years of Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary

Jul 16, 2017.
Photo credit: Matt McIntosh/NOAA

By Alison Thompson, communications intern Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary turns 23 today! Designated on July 16, 1994, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, located in Washington State, adjacent to Olympic National Park, currently protects 3,188 square miles of marine waters off the Olympic Peninsula coastline and over 150 documented shipwrecks. The sanctuary is home to…

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Tell the Administration you support marine sanctuaries!

Jun 26, 2017.
Photo Credit: Claire Fackler/NOAA

Contact: Marcus Reamer,  marcus@marinesanctuary.org, (301) 608-3040 x 311 President Trump’s America First Offshore Energy Executive Order issued in April directed the Department of Commerce to review the designations and expansions of 11 national marine sanctuaries and marine national monuments. The Department of Commerce is now opening a 30-day public comment period on the review. We need…

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