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National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

8455 Colesville Rd Suite 1275, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

Region Active:

North America



Marine protected areas


The Foundation is a leading voice for U.S. protected waters, working with communities to conserve and expand those places for a healthy ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes. These protected places, the national marine sanctuaries, are home to a significant variety of species. They are protected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and supported by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, who together partner with communities to educate, study, and conserve these spectacular places for future generations.

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