Latest from Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones Looking to Expand

December 17, 2013 by Rachel Diaz-Bastin

A proposal now under NOAA consideration would more than double the size of the sanctuaries, and protect the entire Sonoma County coastline and part of the Mendocino coastline to Point Arena, as well west to the edge of the continental shelf.

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Welcoming in California’s new marine parks

December 20, 2012 by Alison Hawkes

Anyone who loves the California coast -- that would be everyone, right? -- should be toasting this week's big news.

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Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary was established in 1989 to protect and preserve the extraordinary ecosystem, including marine birds, mammals, and other natural resources of Cordell Bank and its surrounding waters

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First Day of Ocean Research Tour Finds Red Tide Rather Than Whales

September 27, 2011 by Aleta George

Marine scientists gathering data off the Golden Gate have zeroed in on a number of hotspots of biodiversity, including transects north and south of the Farallon Islands. Turns out, though, that even hot spots aren't so hot when a toxic red tide rolls in.

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Charting Climate Change on the Central Coast

June 07, 2010 by Lester Rowntree

The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, along with its sister sanctuaries to the north and south, Cordell Banks and Monterey Bay, are sentinels for the effects of global warming on ocean waters. And, as documented in a new report released, Central California's offshore waters and coastline are already showing the effects of global warming.

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Diving into Our Ocean Sanctuaries

October 01, 2007 by David Lukas

While living for a while on the Monterey Peninsula, I found myself drawn time and again from the cafes and shops of Pacific Grove down to the waters of Monterey Bay. Sometimes I would just sit on a bench and look for sea otters resting and feeding their pups in the undulating kelp beds. My time in Monterey was a small but privileged window into the wonderful diversity that makes the central coast of California one of the richest marine ecosystems in the world...

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Marine Sanctuary Update

October 01, 2007 by Marilyn Hope Smulyan

In February 2007, Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey reintroduced H.R. 1187, a bill to expand the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell ...

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Marine Sanctuaries Public Comment

April 01, 2004 by Leah Messinger

The Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association is also encouraging folks from coastal California to participate in several last-chance review planning sessions ...

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