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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Sanctuary Currents '96
Building Community Connections in Science, Education and Conservation
8-9 March 1996
Glasgow Hall
U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, California



Sponsored by:
Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
University of California Sea Grant Extension Program
U.S. Naval Postgraduate School

This section includes the text of five presentations at the 1996 Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Symposium, "Sanctuary Currents '96: Building Community Connections in Science, Education and Conservation."

In addition to the four talks in the plenary session, which was coordinated by the site characterization project staff, we included the content of the keynote address which preceded the plenary session.

In order of presentation, the topics were:


Keynote Address


Plenary Session

Patterns, Processes and People: a Characterization of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary