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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary's PSA (1/23/07)

Welcome to The Sanctuary

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) is a Federally protected marine area offshore of California's central coast. Stretching from Marin to Cambria, the MBNMS encompasses a shoreline length of 276 miles and 5,322 square miles of ocean. Supporting one of the world's most diverse marine ecosystems, it is home to numerous mammals, seabirds, fishes, invertebrates and plants in a remarkably productive coastal environment. The MBNMS was established for the purpose of resource protection, research, education, and public use of this national treasure. The MBNMS is part of a system of 13 National Marine Sanctuaries administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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What's New at the MBNMS

newRequest for Proposals: Exhibit Designer for Coastal Discovery Centert (5/29/08)

must see!MBNMS Decision Rationale regarding the need for MPAs in the Sanctuary (4/15/08)

Joint Management Plan Supplemental Draft EIS Now Available (3/14/08)

More News, Announcements and Updates!


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Research and Monitoring
Learn about efforts to determine the status and health of marine species, habitats and ecosystems

Resource Management Issues
Learn about potential threats to marine life and opportunities for resource protection

Education and Outreach
Learn about efforts to increase awareness, understanding and stewardship of the Sanctuary


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