Sanctuary Integrated Monitoring Network

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Anchovies are plankton feeders, and can have high levels of domoic acid.
CDPH expands warning about consuming anchovies and sardines from Monterey and Santa Cruz counties
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Cover of the new report in the Marine Conservation Series.
The Phenomenon of Shipping Containers Lost at Sea
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White Shark Programmatic Environmental Assessment
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Divers Wanted for ReefCheck CA in 2014
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SIMoN is an integrated, long-term program that takes an ecosystem approach to identify and understand changes within sanctuaries managed by the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. [Learn more]

Explore your sanctuaries...

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Monterey Bay
National Marine Sanctuary

-Established in 1992
-Covers 6,094 square miles
-276 miles of shoreline
-Deepest point is 10,663 feet
Monterey Bay
National Marine Sanctuary
Davidson Seamount
Gulf of the Farallones
National Marine Sanctuary

-Established in 1981
-Covers 1,279 square miles
-102 miles of shoreline
-Deepest point is 7,800 feet
Cordell Bank
National Marine Sanctuary

-Designated in 1989
-Covers 529 square miles
-Deepest point is 6955 feet
Monterey Bay Gulf of the Farallones Cordell Bank
Move your mouse over the Sanctuary name and click to learn about their monitoring of habitats and organisms.

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