The NOAA photo library contains over 80,000 images that showcase the work of NOAA. Explore images in a wide array of collections and galleries.
In 2016, the Battle of the Atlantic expedition captured breathtaking images of U-576 and SS Bluefields. These two World War II ships sank on July 15, 1942, while engaged in the battle of KS-520. View images, video, and laser scans at the Ocean Explorer website.
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. The sanctuary is one nautical mile in diameter and reaches from the surface of the water to the ocean floor. View a map of Monitor National Marine Sanctuary.