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Ghost Fleet Fast Facts

Oct 31, 2017.
Photo credit: Maryland Department of Natural Resources

By Leah Izzett, guest author Mallows Bay includes historic vessels dating back to the Revolutionary War and remains of the largest ‘Ghost Fleet’ of the World War I steamships. There are 185 archeologically-documented shipwrecks. The ships extend 14 square miles making it the largest ship graveyard in the Western Hemisphere. The “ghost fleet” was part…

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Celebrating 45 Years of National Marine Sanctuaries

Oct 23, 2017.

By Olivia Tarantino, guest author Today we’re celebrating the 45th anniversary of national marine sanctuaries in the United States! While we’re excited for the future of our marine sanctuaries and everything they have to offer, we want to celebrate this milestone by looking back on some of the greatest moments in the history of national…

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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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Celebrating 25 years of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Sep 1, 2017.
Katie Holmes/NOAA

  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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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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Ten companies slowed ships in Santa Barbara Channel region 2016 program to protect blue whales and blue skies

Jan 23, 2017.

Program cuts over 27 tons of smog-forming emissions SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The partners in an initiative to cut air pollution and protect whales announced results from the 2016 voluntary incentive program and publicly recognized the ten shipping companies who participated, reducing speeds in the Santa Barbara Channel region to 12 knots or less. The…

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National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Announces Grants to Expand Public Engagement in America’s Blue Parks

Jan 19, 2017.
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Contact:  Allison Alexander, allison@marinesanctuary.org, 301-608-3040 ext. 303   $215,000 will support tourism, youth education, and awareness of endangered species to local communities in California, Georgia, Hawaii, and Michigan Washington, DC; January 19, 2017 – The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation today announced $215,000 in Ernest F. Hollings Ocean Awareness grants to expand public outreach in marine…

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CHOW 2016 Registration Opens; General Agenda Announced

Mar 29, 2016.

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NMSF Announces New Hollings Grant Awardees

May 14, 2015.

February 16, 2016

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