Dive community speaks out for protection for the Keys

More than 50 dive businesses and industry groups signed a letter urging action for the species and seascapes on which the dive industry depends.

A groundbreaking Florida Keys coral reef restoration effort

NOAA, the Foundation and partners launch mission to restore 7 iconic reefs

National significance, local benefit

Why a new national marine sanctuary in Lake Michigan would be great for Wisconsin communities

Get Involved: Support stronger protection and restoration in the Florida Keys

It’s time to support the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. We need your voice!

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers expresses support for Lake Michigan sanctuary

The Great Lake contains nationally-significant collection of shipwrecks and a sanctuary would connect children to Great Lakes history and science education and support tourism and jobs

Who we are

The Foundation is a leading voice for U.S. protected waters, working with communities to conserve and expand those special places for a healthy ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes. Working together, we safeguard species and the places they call home, and preserve America’s maritime history.

National marine sanctuaries and monuments — our wondrous protected waters — teeming with life and inspiring a proud community of stewards for our ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes.

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation supports projects across the National Marine Sanctuary System, a network of nationally significant protected areas in our ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes. The National Marine Sanctuary System is comprised of 14 individual sites and spans more than 600,000 square miles of American waters.

Explore Sanctuaries

Explore America’s national marine sanctuaries. Discover the wonders they hold, and uncover what makes each site unique here. Engage with us to protect our ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes.


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