Sanctuary Map

Monitor National Marine Sanctuary

Situated just 16 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary protects the shipwreck of the famed Civil War ironclad, USS Monitor.

Today the sanctuary is managed by a staff of six full-time employees through a combination of education, archaeology, marine science, and regulatory programs. Staff members are located at The Mariners’ Museum and Park in Newport News, Virginia.

A map of the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary
A map of Monitor National Marine Sanctuary. Image: NOAA

National Marine Sanctuary System

The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries serves as the trustee for a network of underwater parks encompassing more than 600,000 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 14 national marine sanctuaries and Papahānaumokuākea and Rose Atoll marine national monuments.

A map of the National Marine Sanctuary System
A map of the National Marine Sanctuary System. Image: NOAA