Marine World Heritage Sites

Marine World Heritage is a prestigious list of 43 marine ecosystems and biodiversity treasures. Recognition of marine World Heritage only began in 1981 with the inscription of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park to the World Heritage List. The two new sites mark an important milestone in the World Heritage Marine Programme’s mission to protect the highest quality and most iconic natural and cultural sites for future generations.

3 Ways to Explore All Marine World Heritage Sites

Visit Marine World Heritage sites in the "Explore the Ocean" layer. Requires downloading free Google Earth software.
Travel to new depths with Google Ocean Showcase
View photographs and read a bit about each of the marine World Heritage sites.
Click on an image below to learn more about a site.