National marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers closed to the public; waters remain open

NOAA's national marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers are currently closed to the public, and in accordance with Executive Order 13991 - Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask Wearing, all individuals in NOAA-managed areas are required to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on mask-wearing and maintaining social distances. Sanctuary waters remain open for responsible use in accordance with CDC guidance, U.S. Coast Guard requirements, and local regulations. More information on the response from NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries can be found on sanctuaries.noaa.gov/coronavirus/.

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Brochures, Guides, Notecards & Books

A variety of materials to help you learn more about the sanctuary, from wildlife and natural history information to regulations and conservation topics.

Brochures

small image of the MBNMS General brochure
 
small image of the MBNMS Begins on Your Street brochure
 
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Monterey Bay Begins on Your Street
English (2.9M PDF)
Spanish (3.1M PDF))
 
         
Dive into the MBNMS
 
Summary of Regulations
 
50 Ways to Get Your Feet Wet in Santa Cruz
   

Guides

Field Guide to the Monterey Bay Sanctuary
 
 
West Coast Sanctuaries Field Guide
 
 
Wildlife
 
   

 

Notecards

   

Books

image of Coralito's Bay book cover