An ocean sunfish (or Mola mola) and divers investigate a sanctuary shipwreck site.


This image of a goosefish was the grand prize winner of the 2009 Massachusetts Marine Educators Marine Art Contest. See other prize winning artwork from the 2003-2016 contests in this marine art gallery.

Our Place in the World

Stellwagen Map

Our map gallery includes selections ranging from the most recent navigational and habitat maps, to historical charts created centuries ago. See how GIS maps are used in the sanctuary to help in resource protection.

Imagery in Words


Appreciate the written work of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver and the efforts of others who picture the sanctuary in words.

Can You Hear Me Now?

sound waves

The ocean is a noisy place, and we're starting to make sense of all those sounds. Check out our whales, fishes, and human uses sound galleries.

Video Highlights


View videos from the sanctuary, including clips from shipwreck explorations, whalewatch excursions, and seafloor research.

Wallpaper Your Computer

desktop wallpaper

The sanctuary offers a selection of images that can be used as wallpaper on your computer. Click here to access our wallpaper gallery.


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