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

Sanctuary-supported workshops provide information about local marine resources and research. A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) building workshop for teachers is among the programs offered in the past.
Child Piloting ROV

This short course is intended for boaters interested in whalewatching. Learn the six tips for safer boating around whales.


The sanctuary is a co-sponsor of the annual Massachusetts Marine Educators Marine Art Contest for grades K-12.

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Do you know your local fish? How about your local invertebrates? The sanctuary offers two programs for divers, and others individuals interested in the diversity of marine life.


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