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MBNMS and Center for Ocean Solutions (COS) are hosting a Dec. 6 workshop at Monterey Conference Center, "Preparing for the Future: Climate Change and the Monterey Bay Shoreline."

NOAA's Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Collaborates with AMP Public Television on New TV Show
MBNMS and Access Monterey Peninsula (AMP) Public Television have collaborated to produce a new television series entitled
Your Sanctuary. The one-hour pilot episode will air on Monday, October 31, at 7:00 PM to initiate the 52-episode series. It will be available on Comcast channel 27, AT&T channel 99, and via streaming at

Your Sanctuary is about connecting people with their national marine sanctuaries. The program will also feature the local coastal communities and the businesses dependent upon a healthy ocean, as well as the many fascinating organizations and people involved in ocean relationships.. (10/26/11)

No visual evidence of oil found onboard S.S. Montebello
During October 2011, a Unified Command led by the U.S. Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Game's Office of Spill Prevention and Response assessed cargo and fuel tanks of the sunken ship S.S. Montebello, to determine if oil was present on board. The Unified Command determined that there is no substantial oil threat from the Montebello to California waters and shorelines. (10/20/11)

EBM Initiative Research Workshop Summary Available for Download
On September 23rd a report titled "
Facilitating Research in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: Summary of the 2010 Workshop to Inform the Ecosystem-based Management Initiative" was published in the ONMS Conservation Series. The workshop, which occurred on October 26th, 2010, was the first in a series of workshops to gather information for the Ecosystem-based Management Initiative. The report contains an overview of the workshop, including the goal, agenda, a summary of notes from discussion sessions, key findings, and next steps. Additional information, such as maps and tables summarizing the regulated areas in the central CA region and a list of workshop participants, are available as appendices. The report is available here.

Join Us For "A Night In The Deep"
All Proceeds Benefit the Sanctuary Exploration Center. Two BBC produced films along with two (very) shorts are featured. For more information, please contact Deirdre Whalen at (831) 647-4207.
(6/6/11) COMPLETED

  • Thursday, June 16th at 7pm. Del Mar Theatre, Santa Cruz
  • Event Flyer (120KB PDF*)

2011 Coastal Discovery Center Fair Come see live animals and our tidepool invertebrate tank! Make a remotely operated underwater robot, take a picture with Sammy the Steelhead, learn fun new games, make crafts, eat Boni's Tacos, learn how to help our local marine mammals and enter exciting opportunity drawings! For more information, please contact Carolyn Skinder by email or phone (805) 927-2145 (6/3/11) COMPLETED

  • Fair from 10am - 5pm on Saturday, July 16th, 2011
  • Flyer (98KB PDF*)

Ecosystem‐based Management Initiative Unique & Rare Workshop
NOAA's Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) will host a workshop to gather information on biological, oceanographic, and geological features and submerged cultural resources that are unique and rare in the sanctuary. This is the second in a series of workshops to inform an Ecosystem‐based Management (EBM) Initiative for MBNMS.
(5/2/11) COMPLETED
  • Workshop is from 8:30am - 5pm on Tuesday May 24th, 2011
  • Announcement (123KB PDF*)

Voices of the Bay Fisheries Education Professional Development Workshop
NOAA's Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary invites you to immerse yourself in California fisheries, both past and present. We are offering a three-day professional development workshop to introduce the Voices of the Bay Fisheries Education standards-based curriculum and to explore the multiple stakeholders involved in our local fisheries. We will have the opportunity to visit local harbors, fish processing plant, and local seafood restaurants and markets.
Initial review of applications starts May 16th, 2011 (4/25/11) COMPLETED

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MBNMS Advisory Council Spring 2011 Recruitment Deadline April 29th, 2011 (3/21/11) CLOSED

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