Sanctuary Video Series

This series of five educational videos provides a quick overview of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. Each video is narrated and has English subtitles.

Introduction to the Sanctuary

(video at top of page)

An introduction to Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.

Video Length: 2:48

Credit: FGBNMS


Coral Reefs

An overview of the coral reefs of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and the amazing wildlife that lives there. The health of these reefs is emphasized along with what individuals can do to help keep them healthy.

Video Length: 2:50

Credit: FGBNMS


Underwater Snowstorm (coral spawning)

The annual mass coral spawning event at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and the spawning of other reef animals.

Video Length: 2:03

Credit: FGBNMS


Mantas and Sharks

A look at the beauty and grace of manta rays and sharks, which are often a highlight for divers visiting Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.

Video Length: 2:12

Credit: FGBNMS


Twilight Zone (mesophotic reefs)

Deep corals, mud volcanos, and brine seeps in the mesophotic zone of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and the importance of these areas to overall sanctuary health and the rest of the region.

Video Length: 2:07

Credit: FGBNMS