Sea Wonder: Humpback Whale
Fun Fall Activities Across the National Marine Sanctuary System
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Receives $134,928 from NOAA to Clean Up Debris in Florida Keys
Must-See in Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary
Discover Wonder: The Octopus Garden
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.