Welcome to Monterey Bay
Who we are
To inspire the public to protect Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary through participation in and support of sanctuary programs, projects, and partnerships.
A healthy Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary recognized as a national treasure for its unique and abundant biodiversity, and widespread community support.
In the near-term, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation will focus on:
- BayNet – training volunteers to educate about 40,000 people per year along recreation trails about the sanctuary and protecting local wildlife.
- Team OCEAN – naturalists who volunteer their time to talk with the public about the sanctuary and helps keep boaters from harming wildlife.
- Whale Rescue – supporting whale disentanglement and rescue programs through responder training and equipment upgrades.
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
The star of the 2015 BBC/PBS live global television event Big Blue Live showcasing a marine habitat success story, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (NMS) is the largest national marine sanctuary in the continental U.S. and a premier destination for research, conservation, learning, tourism and recreation.