Protect Our Oceans

Celebrating New England’s ocean treasures

From breaching whales to deep sea coral, we highlighted New England's amazing ocean places this week


Pink bubblegum deep sea coral
NOAA Ocean Exploration | Public Domain
This large bubblegum coral was observed during a 2021 expedition to Retriever Seamount, in the Northeast Canyons & Seamounts. Based on growth rates for this species, this colony is approximately 100 years old.

This week, we celebrated New England’s amazing ocean places.

Home to breaching whales, dive-bombing seabirds and even centuries old coral, the ocean ecosystems off the coast of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut gave us a lot to work with. Between the whale-haven of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, the deep kelp forest at Cashes Ledge, and the mysterious depths of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, we were able to share stories of the ocean life that relies on our seas.

Here is a selection of the best posts from the week of celebration:

How about?: Read my article on science of the Canyons & Seamounts in the article below — Where No One Has Gone Before.

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