National marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers closed to the public; waters remain open

NOAA's national marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers are closed to the public while the waters remain open for responsible use in accordance with CDC guidance and local regulations. More information on the response from NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries can be found on

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Areas where cetacean groups often are sighted within the MBNMS. Odontocete group consists primarily of Pacific white-sided dolphins, Risso's dolphins, and Northern right whale dolphins. Baleen whales consist primarily of humpback and blue whales.