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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) is a Federally protected marine area offshore of California’s central coast. Stretching from Marin to Cambria, the MBNMS supports one of the world’s most diverse marine ecosystems. The MBNMS was established for the purpose of resource protection, research, education, and public use of this national treasure.

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A Container Caper in Monterey Bay

October 01, 2011 by Aleta George

On a stormy winter night in 2004, as the merchant ship Med Taipei plowed southbound off the coast of Monterey in 20- to 30-foot swells, 15 shipping containers slid into the sea. Such occurrences aren’t especially newsworthy–an estimated 10,000 containers are lost every year worldwide. But these containers are now part of an important research project.

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