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Research Publications

These links lead to MBNMS publications and web resources that describe the organisms and habitats of the Sanctuary:

Technical Reports

Abstracts of reports and publications that were either authored by Sanctuary staff or funded, fully or in part, by the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The types of abstracts include book chapters, peer-reviewed journals, technical and field reports, and both oral and poster presentations at scientific conferences.

Ecosystem Observations

Annual reports (1998-2006) for the Sanctuary featuring current research written by scientific experts.

Site Characterization

Information about the natural resources of the MBNMS, written by more than two dozen experts, and broadly organized into three categories: 1) Physical Setting, 2) Biological Communities and Assemblages, and 3) Human Influences. Considered a "living document" to be continually updated.


Bibliographic database of peer-reviewed and "gray" literature pertinent to the California National Marine Sanctuaries includes literature cited in Sanctuary summary documents as well as other pertinent references obtained from research, educational and resource management institutions; consulting groups; interviewed experts; and independent searches.

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