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South Atlantic Marine Protected Areas

Learn more about these eight marine protected areas in the South Atlantic and the research NOAA Fisheries is conducting there.

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NOAA Ship Pisces on the water Homeported in Pascagoula, Mississippi, NOAA Ship Pisces is the third in a class of state-of-the-art, acoustically quiet fisheries survey vessels built for a wide range of living marine resource surveys and ecosystem research projects. The ship focuses primarily on U.S. waters from the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, and South Atlantic to North Carolina. Credit: NOAA
The sun setting over the ocean. Sunset at a North Carolina beach. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Todd Kellison.