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Ocean Month 2019

June 17, 2019

Dive into our online campaigns and features during Ocean Month.


Sea Turtle Week

In honor of World Sea Turtle Day, our Sea Turtle Week celebrated these spectacular marine animals. Also called marine turtles, they are air-breathing reptiles with streamlined bodies and large flippers. They inhabit tropical and subtropical ocean waters throughout the world and are well-adapted to life in the marine environment. Find out more about our work with partners to improve the conservation and recovery of threatened and endangered sea turtles

Revisit our Sea Turtle Week features and videos


National Fishing and Boating Week

Saltwater recreational fishing is one of our nation's most cherished pastime. National Fishing and Boating Week is a national event highlighting the importance of recreational boating and fishing in our nation. According to NOAA Fisheries most recent data, the American saltwater recreational fishing community has more than 9.8 million saltwater anglers and they are as diverse and widespread as the species they pursue. It's also an important part of our economy.  Recreational fishing supports 472,000 jobs, and generates $67.9 billion annually in sales impacts and $24.3 billion in income.

Get a recap on National Fishing and Boating Week features


10 Years of Science and Stewardship in Pacific Marine National Monuments

Please join us in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Marianas Trench, Pacific Remote Islands, and Rose Atoll Marine National Monuments.

Learn more about science and stewardship in Pacific Marine National Monuments


National Academies Study Offers Framework for Coral Reef Research and Recovery

NOAA-commissioned report from the National Academies provides expert advice on novel approaches to conserving coral reefs.

Learn more about the National Academies Study on increasing the resilience of coral




Last updated by Office of Communications on June 17, 2019

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