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Public Comments Sought For Possible Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary

If you’re a fan of diving the U.S. portions of the Great Lakes, you’ve got about a week left to submit comments regarding the possibility of setting up a national marine sanctuary along eastern Lake Ontario.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is seeking comments from the public for a proposed 1,700-square-mile/4403-square-kilometer sanctuary along Oswego, Jefferson, Cayuga, and Wayne counties of New York State.

The sanctuary would safeguard up to 68 shipwrecks and three aircraft either known or believed to be resting on the lake bottom depicting 200 years’ worth of U.S. history.

The HMS Ontario, an intact 1700s-era British shipwreck, would also be included in the sanctuary.

NOAA is inviting public comments through July 31, 2019. For more info, go to sanctuaries.noaa.gov.

John Liang
John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. 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.

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