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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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We're # 1 - Best Place to See Aquatic Life

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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.
In a separate poll, the sanctuary was chosen as one of the top attractions in Massachusetts.

Announcing start of a public comment period on the proposed Stellwagen Bank Marine Operations Center

NOAA proposes to implement renovations to the Stellwagen Bank Boathouse to create a Marine Operations Center, as described in the draft Environmental Assessment. A public meeting on the proposal will be held on Oct. 25 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the sanctuary's meeting annex on Sunset Road in Scituate behind the headquarters building (175 Edward Foster Road).

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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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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July-August 2017 Issue


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This issue includes:
Report Card for Ships
Volunteer of the Year
Whale Tagging Update
Winning Student Art
Latino Conservation Week

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