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NOAA Fisheries Releases National Report on Large Whale Entanglements in the United States

Dec 6, 2018.

Today, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issued its National Report On Large Whale Entanglements Confirmed in The United States in 2017. NMFS confirmed 76 cases of large whale entanglements in fishing gear or marine debris in U.S. waters last year, primarily affecting humpback whales, gray whales, minke whales, endangered blue whales and critically endangered…

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A Thanksgiving Message from Kris Sarri, President and CEO of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Nov 20, 2018.
An aerial view of Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Photo courtesy of Donna Hendricks as part of NOAA's Get Into Your Sanctuary Day Photo Contest.

Isn’t this time of the year wonderful?  We slow down to spend time with family and friends and reflect on what we are thankful for.   This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for the people who partner with the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation to help us conserve and restore America’s protected waters by removing marine debris,…

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Blue Star Dive Operators Report Removing Nearly Three Tons of Marine Debris from Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary as part of Goal: Clean Seas Florida Keys

Nov 15, 2018.

The Dive Shop at the Reef, DiveN2Life, and Key Dives continue cleanup dives with support from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation as part of Goal: Clean Seas Florida Keys   MONROE COUNTY, FL – Local Blue Star Dive Operators DiveN2Life, Key Dives and The Dive Shop at the Reef recently reported results from Goal: Clean Seas Florida…

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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Announces Hire of Ginaia Kelly as Chapter Director

Oct 9, 2018.
Photo by Chad King/NOAA

Contact: Marcus Reamer Strategic Communications Director, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation marcus@marinesanctuary.org 301.608.3040 x 311 MONTEREY, CA – The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (the Foundation) announces the hiring of Ginaia Kelly as chapter director of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (the Chapter). Beginning October 22, Kelly will be responsible for managing the Foundation’s local work…

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Blue Star Dive Operators Remove Over One Ton of Marine Debris from Reefs in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary as Part of Goal: Clean Seas Florida Keys

Aug 20, 2018.
Photo by Matt McIntosh/NOAA

Cristal Clear Charters, DiveN2Life, and Key Dives receive funding from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation to support cleanup dives as part of Goal: Clean Seas Florida Keys Contact: Marcus Reamer Strategic Communications Director marcus@marinesanctuary.org 301.608.3040 x 311 The economy of the Florida Keys depends on tourism, and tourism depends on a healthy barrier reef and…

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National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Awards $120,000 Grant to Center for Coastal Studies to Engage Local Fishing Community in Research and Conservation

Jul 10, 2018.

Contact: Marcus Reamer Strategic Communications Director 301.608.3040 x 311 marcus@marinesanctuary.org    National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Awards $120,000 Grant to Center for Coastal Studies to Engage Local Fishing Community in Research and Conservation WASHINGTON, DC – The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation announces a grant of $119,147 to the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) to study bycatch…

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Partners launch 2018 program to protect blue whales and blue skies

Jun 20, 2018.
A blue whale and car carrier in the Santa Barbara Channel Photo credit: John Calambokidis/Cascadia Research

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The partners in an initiative to cut air pollution and protect whales today announced the launch of the 2018 incentive program, which will start July 1 and end November 15, 2018, with voluntary vessel speed reduction (VSR) zones in the Santa Barbara Channel region and San Francisco Bay area. For the…

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Our Response to Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council’s Recommendation to expand Flower Gardens Banks National Marine Sanctuary

May 10, 2018.
Photo Credit: G.P. Schmahl/NOAA

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation issued the following statement in support of the recommendation by the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council (SAC) to expand Flower Gardens Banks National Marine Sanctuary:   The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation commends the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary SAC for their work with the National Oceanic…

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National Marine Sanctuary Foundation to Honor Ocean Champions at 16th Annual Ocean Awards Gala

May 9, 2018.

Washington, DC – The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation announced its 2018 Ocean Awards Gala honorees: Gordon and Betty Moore will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award; the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) will receive the Conservation Innovation Award; and, Will Benson will receive the Volunteer of the Year Award. Honorees will accept their awards at the gala…

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National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Seeks Proposals to Remove Marine Debris in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Apr 16, 2018.
Photo by Matt McIntosh/NOAA

In support of Goal: Clean Seas Florida Keys, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation is providing $80,000 to Blue Star dive operators to remove underwater marine debris and aid in restoration efforts. Monroe County, FL  – The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (the Foundation) announces a funding opportunity for the removal of marine debris within the Florida Keys…

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