MBNMS Twentieth Anniversary Celebration!
In celebration of the Sanctuary's first 20 years, we are holding a free, special 20th anniversary event on Sunday, September 23 at 3 p.m. at the Golden State Theater in Monterey, CA. We invite the public to attend the new film Ocean Frontiers, followed by a panel discussion with ocean experts and a sustainable seafood and wine reception. We hope you will join us to celebrate this national treasure! Learn more (303KB PDF).
We thank all those whose support over many years has helped us achieve so much toward our mission of understanding and protecting the coastal ecosystem and cultural resources of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Learn more about our accomplishments over 20 years (393KB PDF).
National Marine Sanctuaries System Celebratesits 40th Anniversary! On October 23, 1972, the National Marine Sanctuaries Act was signed, initiating ocean protection and conservation at a scope and scale never seen before. Today, fourteen magnificent protected areas and two generations later, NOAA's National Marine Sanctuary System celebrates its 40th anniversary with a Top 40 list of its most significant accomplishments. Join our celebration and dive into your underwater treasures today! View the top 40 accomplishments.