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Research Technical Report

A PDF version of this report is available at:

https://montereybay.noaa.gov/media/resourcepro/reports/200626-climate-change-impacts-mbnms.pdf

Climate Change Impacts: Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (June 2020)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries - National Marine Protected Areas Center Report, 8pp.

ABSTRACT

The impacts of climate change are intensifying both globally and locally, threatening America’s physical, social, economic, and environmental well-being. National marine sanctuaries and monuments must contend with rising water temperatures and sea levels, water that is more acidic and contains less oxygen, shifting species, and altered weather patterns and storms. While all of our sanctuaries and monuments must face these global effects of climate change, each is affected differently. This report explores how Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is being, and is projected to be, affected by climate change.