Protect Hudson Canyon

Update: Our voices were heard! We’re pleased to announce that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has completed its detailed reviews and determined that Hudson Canyon National Marine Sanctuary nomination meets the criteria as an ecological site of national significance worthy of protection. Ask NOAA to quickly initiate a designation process to secure this special place from potential threats. Send your message today.

Just 100 miles off the coast of New York is a magnificent underwater canyon few of us know about. It’s a vast ocean realm so deep you could stack seven Empire State Buildings end-to-end from the ocean’s floor and not reach the surface.

It's called Hudson Canyon and it formed during the last ice age—over 10,000 years ago. Today, it supports hundreds of species—what scientists call a biodiversity hotspot.

But without protections, this incredible canyon could face threats from oil, gas, and mineral extraction. That’s why whales, sea turtles, and the hundreds of species that rely on this amazing place need your help. Tell NOAA to designate Hudson Canyon as a National Marine Sanctuary through a transparent public process.


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Dear NOAA Acting Administrator, Governor Cuomo, and Governor Christie

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