NOAA's national marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers are currently closed to the public, and in accordance with Executive Order 13991 - Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask Wearing, all individuals in NOAA-managed areas are required to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on mask-wearing and maintaining social distances. Sanctuary waters remain open for responsible use in accordance with CDC guidance, U.S. Coast Guard requirements, and local regulations. More information on the response from NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries can be found on


National Marine Sanctuaries

The Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary is one of 14 sites in a system of ocean & Great Lakes areas designated as having special national significance. That number includes 13 national marine sanctuaries and the Northwest Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument. Explore the national program at its web site or its individual components, highlighted here in this world map. The National Marine Sanctuary Program is located within the National Ocean Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

National Marine Sanctuaries map Hawaiian Islands Stellwagen Bank Olympic Coast Montereybay Monitor Humpback Whale Gulf of Farallones Gray Reef Flower Garden Florida Keys American Samoa Cordell Bank Channel Islands Thunder Bay

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