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Latest United States National Marine Sanctuary Stories

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2014-09-18 07:39:42

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) researchers have announced the discovery of several shipwrecks in the waters just outside San Francisco’s Golden Gate strait, as part of an on-going investigation into the “ghost ships” that can reveal much about the maritime and cultural history of the area. The 1910 shipwreck SS Selja was uncovered, alongside an unidentified early steam tugboat wreck named the “mystery...

2014-07-10 08:23:15

Live web coverage from America's last remaining whaleship PROVINCETOWN, Mass., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- OceansLIVE will broadcast from deck of the Charles W. Morgan, the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, July 11-13 during the whaleship's historic voyage to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140709/125751 The Morgan, a National Historic Landmark built in 1841, is visiting historic New England ports as part of its...

2014-06-11 12:21:14

Announcement made during Capitol Hill Ocean Week WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) announced at the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation's (NMSF) 12th annual Ocean Awards Gala June 10 that he is introducing the Great Lakes Cultural Heritage Assessment Act next month. Sen. Levin's proposed bill would direct the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to identify underwater areas in the Great Lakes that possess significant...

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
2014-06-10 13:29:42

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been responsible for a national marine sanctuary program for the past 40 years. In that time, there have been 14 designated marine sanctuaries, from a protected Civil War era shipwreck to coral reefs and tiny atolls, which fall within their purview. The process that led to that handful of protected zones included a nomination process which sought input from the public...

2014-06-10 12:21:47

Rule announced at Capitol Hill Ocean Week WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Counselor to the President John Podesta announced today that The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is releasing the final rule reopening the Sanctuary Nomination and Evaluation Process. The announcement came during Podesta's keynote address at Capitol Hill Ocean Week® (CHOW). The rulemaking allows Americans to nominate areas in our ocean and Great Lakes as national...

2014-06-09 00:21:10

MONTEREY, Calif., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Great Pacific Race, launching in Monterey, CA will commence at 10am PT and 10 crews are expected to row the Pacific Ocean - four solos, two pairs, and four four-man crews. Three other crews, originally slated to take part in the race, have delayed their starts due to the late arrival of their boats. Dubbed "the biggest baddest human endurance challenge on the planet" the Great Pacific Race is the first-ever organized rowing event to cross...

2014-06-06 12:21:43

Now everyone can follow the conversation! WASHINGTON, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- OceansLIVE will cover proceedings at Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW), the nation's premier ocean-focused conference, June 10-12, in Washington, D.C. Hosted by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, CHOW provides an annual forum for marine professionals, government officials, and ocean enthusiasts to discuss the current state - and future - of our ocean and coasts. Presented by NOAA Office of...

2014-05-21 12:29:15

BOSTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation recently unveiled a set of paintings commemorating the historic 38(th) voyage of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan and its return to the whaling grounds in Stellwagen Bank. Created by Thomas W. Freeman, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation artist-in-residence, one painting depicts mother and calf humpback whales and other elements relating to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary's efforts to...

2013-06-03 23:04:19

Full Live Proceedings of Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW) Presented Online by NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 On June 4-6, 2013, OceansLIVE will cover proceedings at Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW), the nation´s premier ocean-focused conference, where marine professionals, government officials, and ocean enthusiasts discuss and advance ocean policy goals. All of CHOW OceansLIVE coverage will be...

2013-04-19 16:45:34

A new report on the potential effects of climate change on NOAA's Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary uses existing observations and science-based expectations to identify how climate change could affect habitats, plants and animals within the sanctuary and adjacent coastal areas. It also outlines new management recommendations for the sanctuary, and sanctuary officials called it the first step toward addressing them. They also said the report issued by the sanctuary, Climate Change...


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