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Sanctuary Ecologically Significant Areas Map

Launch Map sesa map sample The Sanctuary Ecologically Significant Areas (SESAs) Map was built with ArcGIS Online and Adobe Flex, and designed to give staff, public and our constituents access to most of the data MBNMS used in designing SESAs. SESAs encompass remarkable, representative and/or sensitive marine habitats, communities and ecological processes. They are focal areas for facilitating research to better understand natural and human-caused variation. Contact Chad King at (831) 647-4228 or chad.king@noaa.gov for questions, comments, or assistance.

Characterization of Mammals, Birds, Fishes, Oceanography and eDNA at Davidson Seamount and Sanctuary Ecologically Significant Areas

Launch Map Shimada expedition map sample Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and their research partners embarked on a research expedition aboard the NOAA FSV Shimada from May 4-13, 2015. This map summarizes the research conducted included mesopelagic fish surveys, marine mammal and seabird observations, hydrophone surveys of marine mammal and ocean noise, oceanographic data and water sampling (CTD), collection of water samples for environmental DNA analysis (CTD), and filmed for video production of NOAA research and collaborative Marine Biodiversity Observatory Network (MBON).

Habitats of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Launch Map Habitat Story Map sample Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is the second-largest sanctuary in the U.S. and encompasses most of the habitat types found in the eastern Pacific. From the rocky shores and beaches of the coastline, to the depths of submarine canyons lying more than two miles below the surface, there is a high diversity of habitats that make up MBNMS and correspondingly, MBNMS contains an incredible variety of ocean life, some that surely has yet to be discovered. This “story journal” will take you through these habitats.

Continental Shelf Videos and Photos

Launch Map Continental Shelf Map sample In 2007, a partnership was formed between the Institute for Applied Marine Ecology (IfAME) at California State University Monterey Bay and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS). The IfAME’s mission is to bridge the gap between academic research and the information needs of managers and policy-makers. The primary goal of this collaborative project was to characterize the continental shelf (50-200 m/165-650 ft water depth) and slope (200- 400 m/650-1300 ft) in the Sanctuary. Video transects were conducted at previously unexplored locations and areas of interest using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and a towed camera sled. Data on the distribution of fishes, invertebrates, and seafloor habitats were collected in real-time for inclusion on this map.

MPA Monitoring Map

Launch Map mpa map sample The SIMoN MPA Monitoring Map is a Google Maps application designed to facilitate coordination amongst investigators to understand and manage State Marine Protected Areas in the region. Contact Steve Lonhart at (831) 420-3661 or steve.lonhart@noaa.gov for questions, comments, or assistance.

Water Quality Viewer

Launch Map water quality viewer sample The SIMoN Water Quality Monitoring Viewer is a Google Maps application that provides the locations, measurement types, and data access information for water quality monitoring programs in the region. Contact Bridget Hoover at (831) 647-4217 or bridget.hoover@noaa.gov for questions, comments, or assistance.

CeNCOOS Real-time Map of Atmospheric and Oceanic Conditions in California

Launch Map CeNCOOS Map sample A map of near real-time oceanic and atmospheric conditions within the last 7 days.

CeNCOOS Historical Map of Atmospheric and Oceanic Conditions in California

Launch Map CeNCOOS Historic Map sample A map of historic oceanic and atmospheric conditions (older than 7 days).