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Materials & Resources

Explore our online materials and multimedia resources.

MBNMS Color Map


A variety of maps showcasing sanctuary bathymetry, regulatory zones, watersheds and scientific information. Many are downloadable and some are interactive.



View posters depicting the sanctuary's threatened and thriving species, fascinating deep-sea creatures, or the life journey of California salmon and steelhead. Available to download or purchase full-size.

Reports and Plans

A variety of reports featuring sanctuary research, natural resources, resource protection efforts and sanctuary management.

Searchable Databases

Look up information relating to your favorite topic in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary!

Sanctuary Site Characterization

A summary of the sanctuary's physical setting, biological communities and human influences.


The Sanctuary Integrated Monitoring Network (SIMoN) offers clear and concise summaries of hundreds of fascinating sanctuary research and monitoring projects as well as thousands of sanctuary images, interactive maps and much more.

Sanctuary Education Panel

Images & Videos

Check out spectacular imagery of the sanctuary—from thousands of photos you can search and download or videos highlighting natural history, cultural history, research, conservation, recreation and more.


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.

Reviewed: September 08, 2023
Web Site Owner: National Ocean Service

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