New England is home to the only marine national monument in the Atlantic, the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts. Designated by President Obama in 2016, the monument provides refuge to an abundance of species, both rare and common. Recently, the Biden administration affirmed that the Canyons and Seamounts deserved protected permanently.
Our comic brings to the surface a glimpse of monument’s beauty and diversity. This piece drew inspiration from NOAA’s ocean expeditions and the images captured in these dives. But the featured species represent just a small fraction of the myriad of creatures found in this place.
Join us as we take a deep dive into the depths of this ocean treasure:
*The illustrations in this comic provide solely a visual representation of the creatures and seascape found in the monument. The dimensions of the species and the distance between geological formations are not drawn to scale.
Learn more about our work to protect the ocean
Even before the designation of Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, CLF advocated for protecting special places in our ocean. We will continue fighting to keep this and other important ocean areas safe. Learn more about work to protect more of the ocean here in New England and across U.S. waters.