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Outreach: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Online Materials (selected)

Diving in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary brochure (pdf, 401 kb). This brochure provides divers with tips on how to enjoy diving within the sanctuary without harming its marine resources.
Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale State of the Sanctuary (pdf, 792 kb). This booklet provides an overview of activities, programs, and projects pertinent to the sanctuary’s recent development.

Hawaii's Marine Protected Species: A Handbook for Ocean Users (pdf, 524 kb). This handbook provides information about Hawai'i's protected resources, such as marine mammals and turtles. It contains guidelines for watching whales and maps of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.

Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Brochure (pdf, 279 kb). This brochure describes the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, which protects the remains of the famous Civil War ironclad warship and was designated America’s first national marine sanctuary on Jan. 30, 1975.
2005 State of the Sanctuaries Report
2006 State of the Sanctuaries Report (pdf, 8.4 Mb). This report highlights the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries's key 2006 accomplishments and progress toward delivering results in marine conservation. An expanded online verson of the report is also available.
   
2005 State of the Sanctuaries Report
2005 State of the Sanctuaries Report (pdf, 3.3 Mb). This report highlights 2005 efforts by NOAA, partner organizations, and local communities to protect, study, and educate the public about the National Marine Sanctuary System. An expanded online verson of the report is also available.
Our National Marine Sanctuaries State of the Sanctuary Report, 2004-2005 (pdf, 2.7 Mb). This colorful annual report includes major accomplishments during 2004 and plans for 2005 for 13 national marine sanctuaries and one national coral reef ecosystem reserve.
Our National Marine Sanctuaries State of the Sanctuary Report, 2003-2004 (pdf, 2.0 Mb). This colorful annual report includes major accomplishments during 2003 and plans for 2004 for 13 national marine sanctuaries and one national coral reef ecosystem reserve.
Our National Marine Sanctuaries State of the Sanctuary Report, 2002 (pdf, 1.5 Mb). This report provides an overview of the activities, programs, and projects, as well as marine resources and management issues pertinent to the national marine sanctuaries.
Responsibly Watching California's Marine Wildlife: Handbook for Ocean Users (pdf 1.5 Mb). This provides California’s boaters, fishermen, wildlife watchers, kayakers, whale watching and nature-tourism operators with information about existing federal and state laws pertaining to California’s marine wildlife and generally accepted marine wildlife responsible viewing and stewardship principles.
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Immerse Yourself in the Beauty of Your National Marine Sanctuaries. This Web site provides access to information about how to enjoy sanctuary treasures without harming these resources.
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Welcome to the Encyclopedia of the National Marine Sanctuaries. In this online guide, you will find photos, streaming video, and important biological information for over 100 marine species from each of the Marine Sanctuaries in the United States.
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National Marine Sanctuary Program Condition Reports.The National Marine Sanctuary Program Condition Reports provide a summary of resources in each sanctuary, pressures on those resources, the current condition and trends, and management responses to the pressures that threaten the integrity of the marine environment. Reports are currently available for Stellwagen Bank and Fagatele Bay sanctuaries.
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West Coast Field Guide of the National Marine Sanctuaries. This guide will introduce you to the natural and cultural wonders of your national marine sanctuaries. Whether you're traveling on foot or bicycle, by car or by boat, above water or diving below, it can lead you to new discoveries and a greater appreciation of these ocean treasures.
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Marine Sanctuaries Conservation Series.Visit this Web page to access reports within the Marine Sanctuaries Conservation Series. The seriers provides a forum for publication and discussion of the complex issues facing the National Marine Sanctuary Program.


 

Offline Materials

Sanctuary Brochures. These colorful, multi-fold publications for each of the 13 sanctuaries offer an overview of the most prominent features of each sanctuary along with tips for visiting the site or viewing wildlife, a summary of regulations, maps, and vivid images of each sanctuary.

Materials for kids are available, such as:

  • Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary Coloring Book
  • Children’s Coloring Book

For more information or to obtain materials in hard copy form, contact:

Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
NOAA's National Ocean Service
1305 East-West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910
ph: (301) 713-3125
Email: sanctuaries@noaa.gov


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