Tane Casserley is our guest today on the Outdoor Adventure Series. Tane is a Research, Resource Protection, and Permitting Coordinator at the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary and Mallows Bay – Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary. He is responsible for developing programs to address commercial and recreational uses in and around the sanctuaries.

Tane has led NOAA archaeological expeditions in the Florida Keys, the Great Lakes, California, the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Alaska, and USS Monitor. He’s participated in projects including a sunken Boeing B-29 Superfortress in Lake Mead, a Civil War blockade runner in Bermuda, USS Arizona, and was most recently part of an expedition to RMS Titanic. Tane’s projects have used technical diving, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), and manned submersibles.

Topics We Discussed

The 2022 telepresence expedition to USS Monitor and helping to create VR video experiences at both Monitor and Mallows Bay.
How are you reaching new and diverse audiences?
How are you using shipwrecks like the Monitor or the Ghost Fleet wrecks at Mallows Bay as a gateway to discuss larger topics like marine habitat and climate change?

Aha Moment

Seeing that both an 80-year-old and an 8-year-old’s eyes light up when you share an interesting piece of information about the sanctuary.


A quote from the documentary, Descendant, a documentary on the slave ship Clotilda, “I don’t want the momentum of the story just to be focused on the ship; it’s not all about that ship.”

Media & Resources


Next Steps

To learn more about the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary and Mallows Bay – Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary, visit their websites at https://monitor.noaa.gov/  and https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/mallows-potomac/

Click here to learn more and plan your visit to, The Mariners’ Museum and Park.

Click here to learn more and plan your visits to the North Carolina Aquariums, including Roanoke Island, and the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum – Hatteras

Click here to learn more about the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

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