Virtual Vacation: Dive Into Our Marine National Monuments

Photo Courtesy: Robert Schwemmer/NOAA Photo Library

Some parts of the ocean remain isolated and untouched, particularly marine national monuments. In fact, the country’s most precious sites in the ocean are protected by law. These living monuments are home to unique landscapes and endemic species, making them significant places to experience and learn about the environment.

One of these monuments has recently gained worldwide attention, but there are other important underwater monuments that many people don’t know about. We can’t physically visit these places, but we can still virtually tour them! Let’s take a deep dive into our marine national monuments.