National Marine Sanctuary

Valor in the Atlantic 2022

monitor's bow at the bottom of the ocean

From May 15 to May 25, join researchers and scientists on board the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster, along with a variety of subject matter experts on shore, as you watch live streaming from remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) exploring the USS Monitor and other shipwrecks surrounding Monitor National Marine Sanctuary

USS Monitor Artifact Conservation

people working on the uss monitor engine

Artifacts recovered from the USS Monitor are conserved at the Batten Conservation Lab located in The Mariners' Museum and Park in Newport News, Virginia. Come explore artifact conservation and learn how you can see the artifacts and conservators at work.

Submerged NC Webinar Series

joe hoyt in the submersible taking photos of u-576

This webinar series presented by Monitor National Marine Sanctuary in collaboration with the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology highlights research conducted for over 45 years to honor and protect the hallmarks of North Carolina's underwater cultural heritage – shipwrecks. Join us each month as scientists and educators present a look into the unique underwater museum and memorials to generations of mariners who lived, worked, died, and fought off our shores.

National Marine Sanctuary System

national marine Sanctuary system map

The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries serves as the trustee for a network of underwater parks encompassing more than 620,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters from Washington state to the Florida Keys, and from Lake Huron to American Samoa. The network includes a system of 15 national marine sanctuaries and Papahānaumokuākea and Rose Atoll marine national monuments.