This site characterization of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
(MBNMS) is a summary of existing information about MBNMS natural resources.
The project was funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's
Sanctuaries and Reserves Division via a cooperative agreement with Moss Landing Marine
Laboratories in the fall of 1994 (completed June 1996), and is the first comprehensive site characterization for a designated national marine sanctuary to be produced for broad dissemination in an electronic format.
Editors: J. Guerrero and R. Kvitek
Two products have been created in this first phase of the project:
An award supplement from the MBNMS in spring 1995 gave project staff the opportunity to
format these products for broad dissemination on the Internet, resulting
in an easily-searched document and database and multiple links between relevant
subjects. Equally important, it has also allowed this to become a "living"
document which can be readily updated and expanded in scope via incremental inputs of time and funding.
The second phase of this site characterization will focus on coverage of
additional topics (especially Archaeological, Cultural and Historical Resources)
and also expand the bibliographic database.