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Massive domoic acid event in Monterey Bay

May, 2015

The overall goal of the cruise is to compare life over Davidson Seamount versus adjacent to it; and to do some mid water fish characterization in Sanctuary Ecologically Significant Areas (SESAs). Components of the sketch: NOAA ship, Visual observations of birds and mammals, UAS to count mammals, Hydrophones to hear mammals, eDNA to assess fishes, traditional net surveys for fishes, CTD for ocean chemistry, Major sponsor: "Emotions for the Oceans" book.

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May, 2015

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Report turtle observations to NOAA

April, 2015

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Young sea lions headed for mass mortality event?

April, 2015

Boundary expansion for two national marine sanctuaries.

Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries Expand

March, 2015

Currents

Come enjoy the FREE Sanctuary Currents Symposium, 4/25/15!

March, 2015

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Patterns in Deep-Sea Corals at the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

March, 2015

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Become a Reef Check California diver!

February, 2015

A Japanese dock washed ashore an Oregon beach on 6/6/12 (Photo: AP)

Japan Tsunami Marine Debris (JTMD; updated January 2015)

January, 2015

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Sanctuary Currents 2015: CALL FOR RESEARCH POSTERS

December, 2014

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Dead Cassin’s Auklets washing ashore were emaciated

November, 2014

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Fukushima Radioactivity Detected Off West Coast

November, 2014

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MLML Ichthyology students get up close and personal with deep-sea animals

October, 2014

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U.S. Initiates Prototype System to Gauge National Marine Biodiversity

October, 2014

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Whale Alert app available and free!

September, 2014

Velella velella, a hydrozoan jelly that periodically washes ashore in large swarms.  Photo Dr. Steve Lonhart, NOAA MBNMS.

Jellies Cover Beaches (2002, 2003, 2014, & 2015)

August, 2014

Aerial view of Sand City beach, which was covered with the green seaweed Ulva in July 2014.

2014 July bloom of the seaweed Ulva

July, 2014

After resting almost 4,000 feet below the surface for more than 10 years, there is still surprisingly little growth on the shipping container, although diversity and abundance seems to be increasing with every visit.

Sur Ridge and Lost Shipping Container Cruise Log (June 5-9, 2014)

June, 2014

We had an incredible day of discovery at Sur Ridge, which included dense forests of deep-sea corals and sponges, cold seep clams, and even a baby vampire squid.

MBARI and Sanctuary Scientists to visit Lost Shipping Container and Deep Sea Corals: June 5-9, 2014

June, 2014

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Kelp Watch 2014 results on kelp radioactivity now available

May, 2014

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25th Anniversary of Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary

May, 2014

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19th century shipwreck off Golden Gate Bridge found — again

May, 2014

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NOAA releases expansion proposal for Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank national marine sanctuaries

April, 2014

Anchovies are plankton feeders, and can have high levels of domoic acid.

CDPH expands warning about consuming anchovies and sardines from Monterey and Santa Cruz counties

April, 2014

Cover of the new report in the Marine Conservation Series.

The Phenomenon of Shipping Containers Lost at Sea

March, 2014