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The final revised management plan for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary has been released to the public. The plan serves as a non-regulatory policy framework for addressing the issues facing the sanctuary over the next five years.
A diversity of organisms live on hard substratum surfaces in the deep waters on Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.
Read the National Marine Conservation Series report, "Dynamics of Hard Substratum Communities Inside and Outside of a Fisheries Habitat closed Area in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary" for more information.