According to a recent report conducted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), nearly half the world’s marine life has been wiped out in the last forty years due to overfishing, pollution, and climate change.
Both fish populations and commercial and recreational anglers have benefited from "no-take" protections in the Tortugas Ecological Reserve in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, a new report shows.
Happy #MantaMonday from NOAA's Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary! Researchers can identify manta rays by their unique underside markings. More than 60 individuals have been added to the catalog of mantas that have been spotted at this “hot spot” for marine life in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: GP Schmahl/NOAA) #EarthIsBlue
America's public lands and waters are living classrooms. That's why we need to get Every Kid in a Park. Starting September 1, 2015, all 4th graders and their families can visit national parks, monuments, seashores -- even NOAA national marine sanctuaries and estuarine research reserves -- for FREE. Learn more → http://www.everykidinapark.gov/ @EveryKidInAPark Check our site to find and plan a trip to visit a NOAA sanctuary or reserve.
Heard the news? Two of California's national marine sanctuaries more than doubled in size this month! Get into your Sanctuary and check them out.