View spectacular images of the maritime heritage work we do to document our nation's and North Carolina's cultural resources and to tell their stories.
NOAA Photo Library
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.
NOAA Ocean Explorer
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.
Submerged NC Webinar Series
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.
Watch a collection of archived webinars and interviews by Monitor National Marine Sanctuary staff that help to tell the sanctuary's story.
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.