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Due to its deep-sea nature, it is not easily accessible to the general public. Don't worry, however; there are plenty of  ways you can experience the wonder of the Monument!

Monument Expeditions Video Gallery

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has conducted several underwater expeditions to uncover the mysteries and wonders of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine Monument. 







Oceanographer Canyon

It is the first marine national monument marine national monument
A marine national monument is an ocean area designated by a presidential proclamation under the Antiquities Act. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service partners with the  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), state and territorial governments and others to manage marine national monuments that conserve the ocean and remote islands and atolls within the National Wildlife Refuge System.

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in 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. The monument has 2 separate units: a canyons unit and a seamounts unit. The canyons unit has 3 undersea canyons, and the seamounts unit has 4 undersea mountains.  

Lydonia Canyon
Gilbert Canyon
Bear Seamount
Mytilus Seamount
Physalia Seamount
Retriever Seamount