Olympic coast national marine sanctuary
The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary is one of 14 marine sanctuaries administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), an agency of the U. S. Department of Commerce. It is located along the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state. The sanctuary was declared in 1994 and encompasses 3, 189 square miles (8, 260 km 2) of the Pacific Ocean from Cape Flattery in theThe Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary is home to a large variety of sea birds, marine mammals, fishes, and invertebrates, including the giant Pacific octopus. Special thanks to the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund, and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation for supporting the renovation of this exhibit. olympic coast national marine sanctuary
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary includes 3, 188 square miles of marine waters off the rugged Olympic Peninsula coastline. The sanctuary extends 25 to 50 miles seaward, covering much of the continental shelf and several major submarine canyons.