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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.


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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Sea Stewards

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Advocates for a healthy San Francisco Bay and Ocean.Sea Stewards produces ocean media and education, and conducts shark conservation research.

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Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary – NOAA

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

A federally designated marine sanctuary off the coast from Bodega Bay almost to the Golden Gate.

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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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The Long, Slow Spill of the Luckenbach

July 01, 2010 by Aleta George

We don’t even have a word for an oil spill that drags out over five decades, but that’s just what happened with one ship that sank off the Golden Gate. Now, funds are flowing to help mend the damage.

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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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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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Gulf of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary 20th Anniversary

July 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS) celebrates its 20th anniversary on October 13 at the GFNMS Visitor Center, ...

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