Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

News & Upcoming Events

Superintendent Statement: Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary celebrates 25 years of ocean protection Today we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the designation of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, one of the planet's most vital and iconic coastal marine ecosystems. (9/18/17)

"Movie Night on the Beach" FREE Community Celebration in Monterey, CA Help us celebrate the 25th anniversary of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.. (9/15/17)

Superintendent Statement: Final Notice for A New Category of Special Use Permits Related to the Operation of Desalination Facilities in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. (9/7/17)

Beach COMBERS Celebrates 20 Years of Monitoring! May 2017 marks 20 years of beachcast surveys by volunteers. (5/1/17)

ACCESS Cruises Expanded to MBNMS

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Welcome to Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary! One of our nation's most spectacular marine protected areas, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary offers some of the best wildlife viewing in the world! This "Serengeti of the Sea" stretches along the central coast from San Francisco to Cambria and includes pristine beaches, jewel-like tide pools, lush kelp forests, steep canyons and an offshore seamount teeming with life—from tiny shrimp to giant blue whales. The National Marine Sanctuary System promotes environmental protection, stewardship and ocean research. We invite you to explore and help protect this national undersea treasure.
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