For Media

Reporters and other members of the media interested in Monitor National Marine Sanctuary should start here.

The sanctuary staff is eager to help reporters, journalists, book authors, and others in their efforts to provide accurate stories, photos, and videos about Monitor National Marine Sanctuary. To expedite your request, give as much detail as possible and send your request to

For basic facts about Monitor National Marine Sanctuary and the National Marine Sanctuary System in general:

opening page of the monitor fact sheet

Graveyard of the Atlantic: An Overview of North Carolina's Maritime Cultural Landscape

An initial overview of the maritime cultural landscape off the North Carolina coast.

cover of Underwater Cultural Heritage Law Study

Underwater Cultural Heritage Law Study

Report generated by the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and NOAA to provide an analysis of existing laws.

Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Accomplishment Reports

Discover the major accomplishments of Monitor National Marine Sanctuary through the years:

For more information about the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, visit their website.