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Brown pelican Pelecanus occidentalis feeding on fishes in the southern part of Moss Landing Harbor.

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The SIMoN photo library contains 5289 digital images of animals, habitats, locations, and issues of the Cordell Bank, Gulf of Farallones and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Use the search options below to find images of interest. You will be able to browse thumbnails of images then download a high resolution version. For any questions, contact Dr. Steve Lonhart by email (Steve.Lonhart at

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Select from the list of locations where SIMoN staff have taken photos. Once a location has been selected, if there are associated sites within that location they will appear as a pull-down menu, allowing you to further restrict your search.