REEF and the National Marine Sanctuaries

REEF has a strong partnership with NOAA's National Marine Sanctuary System and REEF surveying is currently occurring at eight of the sanctuary sites. Click on any of the fish icons below to view REEF data summaries, current monitoring projects, fish features, and habitat information.

There are 13 National Marine Sanctuaries. Like the national parks, these are sites that have been protected for their biodiversity, ecological integrity, and cultural legacies. They contain a myriad of marine creatures, habitats, historical artifacts, and flourishing maritime cultures. To learn more, visit

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