Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Check Out U.S. Marine Sanctuaries Virtually This Summer


The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries’ fifth annual “Get into Your Sanctuary” celebration will be held virtually this year.

From July 31st to August 2nd, the sanctuary system is planning a series of virtual events to connect people with America’s most iconic natural and cultural marine resources.

In the meantime, the 2020 Get Into Your Sanctuary photo contest is still underway. Submit your best sanctuary snapshot before Labor Day (Monday September 7th, 2020) in one of four categories: Sanctuary Views, Sanctuary Life, Sanctuary Recreation, and Sanctuaries at Home.

For more info about the virtual “Get Into Your Sanctuary Day,” click here. For more info about the photo contest, click here.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.