In this edition of our newsletter, we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II when Japan surrendered to the Allies in 1945. Learn how Monitor National Marine Sanctuary and the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Service (NCCOS) Beaufort Lab work to honor the World War II battlefield located off the North Carolina coast. This battlefield serves as the final resting place for nearly 1,700 men lost during the Battle of the Atlantic. Be sure to register for the webinar on September 2, 2020, Living Shipwrecks 3D – Exploring North Carolina’s World War II Heritage, to learn more about the work NOAA does to honor the sacrifices of the Allied seamen and the heroism of the U.S. Merchant Marine. Discover the role these shipwrecks play today as habitat for vibrant and thriving marine ecosystems and learn about the technology used to document them. And as we close out August, learn about John G. Newton and the team that discovered the USS Monitor on August 27, 1973. View the newsletter.