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KAZU: How Kayaks, Drones and Selfies Can Harm Seals During Pupping Season

Apr 17, 2019.
KAZU: Erika Mahoney

On April 10, 2019,  KAZU, published a story describing how Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Bay Net volunteers can help prevent wildlife disturbances.  Kayaks, drones and people trying to take selfies with seals can frighten the seal moms, causing them to abandon the newborn seal pups.  Read the full story here: https://www.kazu.org/post/how-kayaks-drones-and-selfies-can-harm-seals-during-pupping-season#stream/0

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KAZU: Crab Season Cut Short to Protect Whales

Apr 9, 2019.

On April 8, 2019,  KAZU, published a story announcing the shortening of commercial crab season statewide.  The goal is to prevent whales and sea turtles from entanglement in the crab fishing gear.  The early closure is part of a legal settlement between the nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity and the California Department of Fish and…

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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation expands public outreach, whale rescue programs

Mar 22, 2019.
Photo: Amity Wood/NOAA

On February 20, 2019, Santa Cruz Sentinel featured the work of the newly formed Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. “SANTA CRUZ – Two months after Ginaia Kelly was hired as the executive director of the new Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, the partial shutdown of the federal government closed the sanctuary offices and…

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California could be held liable for whale entanglements

Feb 26, 2019.

Mercury News  February 24, 2019 https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/02/24/california-could-be-held-liable-for-whale-entanglements/

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Volunteer for Team OCEAN/Bay Net programs

Feb 26, 2019.

          Call for Sanctuary Volunteers Informational Meeting: February 26th OR February 27th, 2019, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Location: Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary offices 99 Pacific Street, Bldg 455, Monterey Come to an informational meeting to learn about volunteering in, on or around the ocean sanctuary as part of Team OCEAN or Bay…

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NOAA Releases Whale Entanglement Study

Jan 29, 2019.

On December 6, 2018, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issued its National Report On Large Whale Entanglements Confirmed in The United States in 2017. NMFS confirmed 76 cases of large whale entanglements in fishing gear or marine debris in U.S. waters last year, primarily affecting humpback whales, gray whales, minke whales, endangered blue whales…

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Whalefest Monterey 2019

Jan 14, 2019.

Whalefest Monterey 2019– Event Date: January 26th- January 27th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Location: Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf 1 Old Fisherman’s Wharf Monterey, CA Come enjoy this free, fun and educational interactive family event which celebrates the biodiversity of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The event features a two-day symposium with world-renowned marine…

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Peter Harper Concert to benefit Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Jan 7, 2019.

Acclaimed musician Peter Harper will donate a percentage of the proceeds from his show at Moe’s Alley January 16th, 2019 to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to hear wonderful folk music and support our sanctuary.  Hope to see you there. For more info: http://peterharper.net/about-peter/ To purchase tickets: http://peterharper.net/event/moes-alley-2/

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Monterey Bay Sustainable Hospitality Summit

Jan 4, 2019.

  Monterey Bay Sustainable Hospitality Summit As sponsors of this two-day event, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation is proud to announce the Monterey Bay Sustainable Hospitality Summit on January 10 and 11, 2019.  The Summit features site tours showcasing best practices in action on January 10th, followed by a conference featuring industry leaders on…

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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Announces Hire of Ginaia Kelly as Chapter Director

Oct 3, 2018.
Photo by: Chad King/NOAA

  Contact: Marcus Reamer Strategic Communications Director, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation marcus@marinesanctuary.org 301.608.3040 x 311 MONTEREY, CA – The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (the Foundation) announces the hiring of Ginaia Kelly as chapter director of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (the Chapter). Beginning October 22, Kelly will be responsible for managing the Foundation’s local…

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