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Regional Marine Research Institutions

Below is a map showing the locations of more than 50 marine research institutions and private groups around the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Names of these organizations, with corresponding web links and referenced by number on the map, are listed below.

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Marine Science Institutions

To learn about these research institutions, including the initiatives that they are involved in, visit the network partners page of the Sanctuary Integrated Monitoring Network (SIMoN) website.

  1. Bodega Marine Laboratory
  2. Point Blue
  3. Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary
  4. Point Reyes National Seashore
  5. Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies
  6. The Marine Mammal Center
  7. Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
  8. Environmental Protection Agency (Region 9)
  9. San Francisco State University
  10. San Jose State University
  11. Año Nuevo State Park
  12. University of California, Santa Cruz, Institute of Marine Science
  13. Pelagic Shark Research Foundation
  14. California Coastal Commission
  15. US Geological Survey - Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center
  16. Marine Wildlife Veterinary Care & Research Center, California Department Fish and Wildlife
  17. NOAA Fisheries, Santa Cruz Laboratory
  18. Seymour Marine Discovery Center, Long Marine Laboratory
  19. Pacific Cetacean Group
  20. Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
  21. Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory
  22. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
  23. Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, California State University
  24. Pacific Shark Research Center
  25. Monterey Bay Education, Science and Technology Center of the University of California
  26. California State University, Monterey Bay
  27. NOAA Fisheries, Environmental Research Division
  28. Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University
  29. Monterey Bay Aquarium
  30. Tagging of Pacific Predators
  31. Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
  32. Sanctuary Integrated Monitoring Network (SIMoN)
  33. Defense Language Institute
  34. Center for Ocean Solutions
  35. Center for the Future of the Oceans
  36. Marine Protected Areas Center
  37. Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey
  38. National Weather Service
  39. Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center
  40. Naval Research Laboratory
  41. Naval Postgraduate School
  42. Marine Advanced Technology Education Center
  43. Monterey Peninsula College
  44. California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  45. Granite Canyon Marine Laboratory
  46. Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
  47. Piedras Blancas Field Station, Western Ecological Research Center - USGS
  48. Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay, MBNMS
  49. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  50. Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
  51. University of California Sea Grant Extension Program
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