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On April 7, at 8:00 am and 7:00 pm ET, C-SPAN3 will air a 30-minute program covering the March 8 burial of two USS Monitor sailors at Arlington National Cemetery. For a preview of the program watch YouTube video American Artifacts Preview: USS Monitor Sailors' Burial.
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One Ocean Student Film Festival
The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary's Youth Working Group is hosting its first One Ocean Student Film Festival on April 13 at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, N.C. The event is open to the public between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. We invite you to view the student and other ocean videos, explore interactive exhibits created by the Youth Working Group, and listen to lectures on such topics as maritime heritage, creatures of the ocean, current lion fish research, and more. For more information contact Shannon Ricles at 757-591-7328 or Shannon.Ricles@noaa.gov.
Battle of the Atlantic
NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, in collaboration with the National Park Service, Minerals Management Service, East Carolina University, the University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute, and the State of North Carolina, conducted an archaeological expedition to survey ships sunk off the coast of North Carolina during the WWII Battle of the Atlantic. The 2008 expedition was lead by the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary and conducted in two parts that began on July 6 and ran through July 25.
2007 Monitor Conservation Work at The Mariners' Museum
Sanctuary staff, conservators from The Mariners' Museum and interns from East Carolina University have been busy conserving the artifacts recovered from the Monitor. New artifacts have been discovered, the guns have been rolled and technology has been used to document and study pieces of the historic ship.
The 2nd annual Mid-Atlantic ROV Competition
On Saturday April 21, 2007, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary and Nauticus hosted the 2nd annual Mid-Atlantic Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) competition at the Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia.
2006 Expedition to the USS Monitor
Learn about an exciting expedition to the USS Monitor, the establishment of the largest marine conservation area in the world and almost 100 other resource protection, science and education accomplishments in the 2006 State of the Sanctuaries Report.