National marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers closed to the public; waters remain open

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

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Research & Monitoring General Information

Meet our research staff, learn about research platforms used to conduct sanctuary research, communicate with other scientists in the region, and receive announcements and opportunities for marine-related research.



Research Staff

Meet the Sanctuary Research Staff, and learn more about their backgrounds and research interests.
Research Staff

Marine Operations

Learn about the sanctuary dive team, and various research platforms used to conduct research in MBNMS.

Marine Operations

Email Lists

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Regional Institutions

Peruse the 50 marine research institutions and private groups around MBNMS.
Regional Institutions

Regional Seminars

Learn about science seminars at marine research institutions around MBNMS.
Science Seminars