Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Triples in Size
FY21 Omnibus Appropriations bill includes support for national marine sanctuaries
The Ocean Lovers' Gift Guide
A Look into Wintertime at our National Marine Sanctuaries
Coral Restoration Project at Eastern Dry Rocks Awarded $5M Grant
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.