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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.

Photo: A cunner hides among the marine invertebrates covering the remains of a shipwreck in the sanctuary.

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  Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
The Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary's 45th Advisory Council will meet at the Plymouth Yacht Club in Plymouth MA in October 2015. The public is invited to attend. More information will be forthcoming.

  Research Coordinator Discusses Whales and Sand Lance
Sanctuary Research Coordinator, Dr. David Wiley discusses whales and sand lance in the Sanctuary with CBS. Click here to watch the segment.External Website

  Download New 2015 Marine Art Calendar;
  2015 Marine Art Contest Underway Announced
A 2015 Marine Art Calendar featuring winning art from the 2014 Massachusetts Marine Educators annual marine art contest is now available for downloading. Click here for the 15.8MB version; click here for the 4.1MB version. The 2015 art contest for students in grades K-12 is now underway with a deadline of May 1, 2015. The Theme is "Amazing Ocean Creatures of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary." Click here for a brochure with rules and entry information. Deadline is May 1, 2015.
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

Whale watching

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

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OCEAN FRONTIERS FILM
Save Whales at Stellwagen BankExternal Website

 

 

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June 2015 Issue
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This issue includes:
10 Ways to Get Into Your Sanctuary
Fishing Photo Contest Begins
Humpback Whale Research
K-12 Marine Art Contest Winners
Concert Connection

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