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Celebrating 25 years of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Sep 1, 2017.
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  By Alison Thompson, guest author Contact: Marcus Reamer, Strategic Communications Director, marcus@marinesanctuary.org  Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is turning 25 on September 18, 2017! Designated in 1992, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is one of the largest marine sanctuaries in the nation and is even larger than Yellowstone National Park. Some of the sanctuary’s…

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The difference between national marine sanctuaries and marine national monuments

Aug 10, 2017.
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By Alison Thompson, guest author With high diversity, resilience, and reservoirs of recreational and cultural resources, national marine sanctuaries and marine national monuments seem to be one-and-the-same.  Although they are similar in names and nature, monuments and sanctuaries are different ways of protecting the treasures within their watery borders. Our National Marine Sanctuary System is…

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