Just as our National Parks protect natural treasures on land, the Marine Sanctuary system allows for protection of vital aquatic resources. These ocean and Great Lake regions are biologically unique, hold historic significance, and offer vistas of incomparable physical beauty. Please contact your Representative in Congress and your Senators today and urge them to fully fund the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. Tell them you oppose the development for oil and gas and other minerals in these fragile areas. We wouldn’t think of allowing oil drilling in Yosemite or Yellowstone National Parks. Let’s act now to protect our National Marine Sanctuaries! Our representatives in congress need to hear from us! Thank you for taking action!