It is the firstin the Atlantic Ocean and currently the only Atlantic Monument in the United States. The Monument is approximately the size of Connecticut (3.1 million acres) and is 130 miles off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Due to it's deep sea nature, it is not easily accessible to the general public.
Location and Contact Information
What We Do
Partnered with NOAA, we protect, research, and overlook this rich area of biodiversity.
The Monument is know for its abundance of marine mammals, deep-sea corals, rich diversity of fishes, sea turtles, and seabirds.
While over 100 miles away from land, there are still some fantastic ways to experience the Monument including recreational fishing and bird and mammal viewing (like whale watching).
Projects and Research
Since the early 1900s, researchers have recognized the uniqueness of the waters and submerged lands within the monument boundaries. This recognition has piqued the interests of oceanographers, including physical, geological, chemical, and biological oceanographers.
Navigate back to the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller
Just 130 miles off the coast of Cape Cod lies one of our country’s greatest marine treasures: The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine Monument. Here, thousands of feet down in the pitch-black abyss of the Atlantic...