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

Explore the Sanctuary

You can dive right into the sanctuary without getting wet - here's how!

New England Aquarium Exhibit

Click here to go to our Visitor Centers page.The sanctuary provides support and/or educational resources to several exhibits in the region, from traditional displays of living species in Boston and Woods Hole, to high tech centers with informational kiosks in Provincetown and Gloucester.

Click here for our Video Gallery and take a virtual tour of the wreck of the steamship Portland. Voyage to the seafloor to see a goosefish waving its lure and redfish congregating at another wreck site. Watch the track of a feeding humpback whale.



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