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Our mission is to conserve, protect and enhance the biological diversity, ecological integrity and cultural legacy of the sanctuary while facilitating compatible use.

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Stellwagen Sanctuary Film Fest

Tuesday evenings at 7pm in the Sanctuary Annex, Sunset Road & 175 Edward Foster Road
July 19: Sonic Sea
July 26: Ocean Frontiers
August 2: Lightning Strikes Twice: The Real Life Sequel to Moby Dick and Tragedies in the Mist
August 9: Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification and Nature's Keepers
August 16: Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Adventures: America's Underwater Treasures
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We're jumping for joy! Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary was voted Best Place to See Aquatic Life in USA Today's latest 10-Best Reader's Choice travel awards contest. The sanctuary's popularity as a world-renowned whale watching site generated support from a wide ranging voting public. The consistent sightings and active behaviors of some of the largest animals on the planet make an ocean safari to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary a trip to remember. Click here to read the story.

Sanctuary Advisory Council Recruitment
Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary is recruiting for the Business Industry Alternate seat on its Advisory Council. Deadline for applications is August 31, 2016. Click here for an application.

2016 Student Marine Art Now Posted
Click here to view amazing art from K-12 students in the the 2016 Massachusetts Marine Educators annual marine art contest. The theme was "Marine Biodiversity of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary." Winning art from past years is also available.

Sister Sanctuary Program    
For the first time, international marine sanctuaries are joining together to protect a migratory marine mammal species – the humpback whale – on both ends of its range.
 
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Hear sounds made by humans and whales in the marine environment.
 

Whale Alert App

Whale Alert app to aid mariners and protect right whales

Whale Sense

WHALE SENSE is a program for responsible whale-watching from Maine to Virginia. External Website

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Stellwagen Bank was named one of the world’s Top 10 Whale Watching Sites according to USA Today.

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Save Whales at Stellwagen BankExternal Website

 

 

 

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August 2016 Issue
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This issue includes:
I See, You See Station Installed
Get Into Your Sanctuary Review
Whale Tagging Update
Student Art from the 2016 MME Contest
Boater Education Missions
and more.

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