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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SIMoN Species Database

coralsThe SIMoN species database contains natural history information on a subset of the more commonly seen plants and animals that live in or seasonally travel through the sanctuaries along the coast of California. In addition to the distribution and habitat use of these species, facts on seasonal use, feeding behavior, reproduction, and conservation issues are also provided. Use the search options below to find species of interest.

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https://sanctuarysimon.org/dbtools/species-database/