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Ten companies slowed ships in Santa Barbara Channel region 2016 program to protect blue whales and blue skies

Jan 23, 2017.

Program cuts over 27 tons of smog-forming emissions SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The partners in an initiative to cut air pollution and protect whales announced results from the 2016 voluntary incentive program and publicly recognized the ten shipping companies who participated, reducing speeds in the Santa Barbara Channel region to 12 knots or less. The…

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National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Announces Grants to Expand Public Engagement in America’s Blue Parks

Jan 19, 2017.

Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Contact:  Allison Alexander, [email protected], 301-608-3040 ext. 303   $215,000 will support tourism, youth education, and awareness of endangered species to local communities in California, Georgia, Hawaii, and Michigan Washington, DC; January 19, 2017 – The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation today announced $215,000 in Ernest F. Hollings Ocean…

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Applications Now Accepted for New STEM Environmental Education Grants

Jan 12, 2017.

Photo credit: Science and Discovery Center of Northwest Florida Contact: Natalie Ducharme-Barth,[email protected], (301) 608-3040 x312   Washington, DC; January 12, 2017 — The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF) seeks to be a catalyst for education initiatives by coordinating ocean-based learning and outreach programs focused on increasing environmental literacy. To that end, NMSF in partnership with the…

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NMSF Applauds Plans to Designate Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary

Jan 6, 2017.

Contact: Shannon Yee, [email protected], 202-870-0387   Washington, DC; January 6, 2017 — The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation applauds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) release of the draft plan to designate 52 square miles centered around Mallows Bay along the Potomac River in Maryland as a national marine sanctuary.   Based on widespread and…

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NMSF Applauds Plans to Designate Wisconsin-Lake Michigan National Sanctuary

Jan 6, 2017.

Contact: Shannon Yee, [email protected], 202-870-0387   Washington, DC; January 6, 2017 — The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation applauds the  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) release of the draft plan to designate 1,075 square miles of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin as a new national marine sanctuary. The draft plan calls for the protection of 37…

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UPDATED: US Creates World’s Largest Marine Protected Area

Aug 26, 2016.

Papahānaumokuākea is a dynamic destination for research, science, conservation, heritage and education.

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Longterm Monitoring Helps Scientists Address Massive Gulf Corals Die-Off

Aug 18, 2016.

Affected corals span 6.5 acres with some locations having 70% mortality, including several thousand dead coral colonies.

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NMSF and Partners Recognized by EPA for Vessel Speed Reduction Program in Santa Barbara

Jul 1, 2016.

Reducing ship speeds greatly reduces air pollution and significantly lowers the risk of fatal ship strikes on whales.

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Sanctuaries and NMSF invite all to Get Into Your Sanctuary Day, June 25 & 26

Jun 17, 2016.

Get Into Your Sanctuary Day is a system-wide event promoting awareness of safe and sustainable recreational activity within sanctuaries.

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NMSF Honors Three Dedicated to a Healthy Ocean with 2016 “Ocean Awards”

Jun 13, 2016.

The Awards recognize those whose professional or personal accomplishments have made a difference in ensuring the ocean’s healthy future.

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