Your National Marine Sanctuaries
2022 marks 50 years of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. In this talk, Mark will discuss what national marine sanctuaries are and how they come to be. Losavio will showcase a few specific sites, and explain how the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries plans on celebrating the 50th anniversary of the sanctuary system.
ABOUT MARK: Losavio represents the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, the nation’s first in a series of fifteen National Marine Sanctuaries and Monuments managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As the Media and Outreach Coordinator, Losavio works to share the science, stories, and relevance of the sanctuaries with a national audience. Hailing from Kentucky, Losavio holds a bachelor’s degree in marine science from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree in marine biology from Northeastern University. His master’s thesis involved the analysis of effective outreach methods across generations in southeastern China, focusing on the effectiveness of virtual reality-based lesson programming. Mark began his career as a Maria Mitchell Association Aquarium intern.