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February 1, 2017 (44kb pdf)
NOAA's Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for three primary seats on its advisory council. Applications are due by February 28, 2017.

February 2, 2016 (62kb pdf)
NOAA’s Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for four primary seats on its advisory council. Applications are due by February 29, 2016.

September 4, 2015 (46kb pdf)
Trained volunteers and research partners recently conducted fish surveys and removed 317 lionfish at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico. The work is part of an effort to better understand the effects of lionfish, an invasive species, on native fish communities and habitats in the sanctuary.

Additional information about lionfish

Additional information about invasive species

May 15, 2015 (87kb pdf)
NOAA’s Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for one primary seat on its advisory council. Applications are due by June 30, 2015.

February 13, 2015 (79kb pdf)
NOAA’s Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for five primary seats on its advisory council. Applications are due by March 31, 2015.

February 3, 2015 (197kb)
NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries announced it will be seeking public input to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for possible expansion of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, located in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico.

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September 25, 2014 (486kb)
Window in the Waves, the story of the Flower Garden Banks, is a documentary by Director of Photography Todd Richard of Synergy Productions in association with Louisiana Public Broadcasting. First airing in Houston.

August 15, 2014 (80kb)
NOAA’s Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for four primary seats on its advisory council. Applications are due by September 30, 2014.

May 7, 2014 (662kb)
Window in the Waves, the story of the Flower Garden Banks, is a documentary by Director of Photography Todd Richard of Synergy Productions in association with Louisiana Public Broadcasting. Second airing.

Release Images: Manta Ray, Producer Diving, Sea Turtle (shown below)

Sea turtle swimming above reef
Window in the Waves sea turtle image

March 28, 2014 (65kb)
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary research coordinator to be inducted into Women Divers Hall of Fame. - WDHoF Press Release announcing Class of 2014 (844kb)

February 25, 2014 (160kb)
Window in the Waves, the story of the Flower Garden Banks, is a documentary by Director of Photography Todd Richard of Synergy Productions in association with Louisiana Public Broadcasting.

Release Images: Title Image, Manta Ray, Spotted Drum (shown below)

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Diver looking over reef to see two spotted drums
Window in the Waves diver with spotted drums image

November 15, 2013 (55kb)
NOAA’s Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for four primary seats on its advisory council. Applications were due by December 31, 2013.

September 10, 2012 (161kb)
A team of archaeologists and technicians assembled by NOAA will begin to create a three-dimensional sonar map to document the storm-exposed remains of the USS Hatteras, the only Union warship sunk in combat in the Gulf of Mexico during the Civil War.

August 15, 2011 (35kb)
Lionfish Reported at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. NOAA formulating response to invasive species threat, asks for help from public.

June 7, 2011 (14kb)
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Honors Kevin Buch as Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Volunteer of the Year

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