Welcome to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary's (MBNMS) Historical Marine Ecology Timeline. This timeline is designed to intertwine the anthropogenic and natural histories of the region encompassed by the MBNMS through time.
There are two timeline bands located within the main window: The top (Overview band) spans from 1500 AD to the present; the bottom (Detail band) provides details and images of events that have occurred within the decade(s) being displayed. The highlighted area (vertical white bar) within the Overview band indicates the range of time displayed within the Detail band.
Click on an event within the Detail band to access more information. You may limit the type of events being displayed by selecting a single category from the menu on the left side of the screen. You may also use the "Search For" function to find information related to a specific topic or event.
The Overview and Detail bands are synchronized; moving through time in one band will automatically move through time in the other. Use the Overview band for navigating through time in century increments, the Detail band for decade increments.
There are a number of ways in which you can navigate through the timeline.
This timeline was made possible through the Marine Conservation Biology Institute's Mia J. Tegner Memorial Research Grant in Marine Environmental History and Historical Marine Ecology (http://www.mcbi.org).
This timeline utilizes code from the open-source project SIMILE Timeline.
All images on the SIMoN Historical Ecology Timeline application (http://sanctuarysimon.org/timeline) are copyright © 2010 by the indicated owner within the image watermark and are the exclusive property of the indicated owner. All rights reserved.
The photographs within this application may not be downloaded, reproduced, copied, stored or manipulated in any manner or form whatsoever without the prior written permission of the indicated owner.
The SIMoN Photo Library has thousands of images available for download. Search for images at: http://sanctuarysimon.org/photos.
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