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Regional Marine Research Institutions

Map illustrating the locations of 50 marine research institutions and private groups around Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Names of these organizations, referenced by number with corresponding web resources, are listed below map.

 

Marine Research 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. Estuary & Ocean Science Center
  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 and Marine Science Center
  16. Marine Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center, California Department Fish and Wildlife
  17. NOAA Fisheries, Santa Cruz Laboratory
  18. California Sea Grant Extension
  19. Seymour Marine Discovery Center
  20. Pacific Cetacean Group
  21. Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
  22. Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
  23. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
  24. Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, California State University
  25. Pacific Shark Research Center
  26. Monterey Bay Education, Science and Technology Center of the University of California
  27. California State University, Monterey Bay
  28. NOAA Fisheries, Environmental Research Division
  29. Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University
  30. Tagging of Pelagic Predators
  31. Center for Ocean Solutions
  32. Monterey Bay Aquarium
  33. Defense Language Institute
  34. Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
  35. Sanctuary Integrated Monitoring Network (SIMoN)
  36. Marine Protected Areas Center
  37. Middlebury Institute of 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. Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory at Granite Canyon
  46. Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
  47. Piedras Blancas Light Station, Research
  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