What makes our planet unique is its wonderful diversity of life.
NOAA is responsible for protecting and managing many of Earth's species, their habitats, and associated ecological communities.
In NOAA's Ark you will discover many of the marine mammals, birds, and other animals that NOAA personnel protect, study, or observe during day-to-day operations.
Share the wonder of these creatures and join NOAA as it works to assure their continued existence for generations to come.
Visit the NOAA's Ark collection on the NOAA Photo Library website at www.photolib.noaa.gov/animals/index.html for many more public domain photos.