Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is home to a diverse community of underwater habitats, ranging from the only coral barrier reef in the continental United States to the largest documented contiguous seagrass community in the Northern Hemisphere. More than 6,000 animal species are found here, along with an array of submerged historical and cultural resources, making this one of the world's most cherished locations for diving, fishing, boating, and wildlife viewing.
Eco-Discovery Center Celebrates Re-Opening Reimagined through a million-dollar renovation.
Just in time for Endangered Species Day, NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement partnered with federal and state partners to protect turtles in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
The Florida Keys region has become a world leader in coral reef restoration. Now, we are inviting the public to lend a hand through the Iconic Reef Guardians program.
All 3,800 square miles of the sanctuary fit in the palm of your hand with this GPS-enabled guide to Florida Keys waters.
In response to public concerns about threats to the marine environment, NOAA is conducting the first major review of regulations in the Florida Keys since 1997.
NOAA-led project, unprecedented in scope and scale.
The spirit of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is captured in a mosaic image by artist Matt McIntosh for a poster that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the sanctuary system.
The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries serves as the trustee for a network of underwater parks encompassing more than 620,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters from Washington state to the Florida Keys, and from Lake Huron to American Samoa. The network includes a system of 15 national marine sanctuaries and Papahānaumokuākea and Rose Atoll marine national monuments.