Additional Resource Information

The NOAA Fisheries: Office of Protection Resources 
The NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources is the lead Federal office in protecting marine mammals and endangered marine life.  Go to this site and look for the the symbol “For Kids & Teachers”.

NOAA Education Resources
NOAA's many educational activities are distributed across the agency. This site has been designed to help students, teachers, librarians and the general public access the many educational activities, publications and booklets that have been produced.

NOAA Photo Library
The NOAA Photo Library has been built to capture the work, observations and studies that are carried on by the scientists, engineers, commissioned officers and administrative personnel that make up this complex and scientifically diverse agency. Over 16,000 images have been digitized and reside in the online NOAA Photo Library.

United Nations Atlas of the OceansThe previous link is a link to Non-Federal government web site. Click to review NOAA Fisheries disclaimer
The Atlas is an information system designed for use by policy makers who need to become familiar with ocean issues and by scientists, students and resource managers who need access to underlying data bases and approaches to sustainability.

The National Marine Sanctuary System
The National Marine Sanctuary Program serves as the trustee for a system of 14 marine protected areas that encompass more than 150,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters from Washington State to the Florida Keys, and from Lake Huron to American Samoa.  The system includes 13 national marine sanctuaries and the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument.  The sanctuary program is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which manages sanctuaries by working cooperatively with the public to protect sanctuaries while allowing compatible recreation and commercial activities.  The program works to enhance public awareness of our marine resources and marine heritage through scientific research, monitoring, exploration, educational programs and outreach.

Last modified: 2/2/2015