Videos

The Octopus Garden

Discover Wonder: The Octopus Garden is a remarkable, mind-expanding adventure that journeys with a team of scientists from the decks of high-tech exploration vessels to the dark and uncharted depths of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Their mission: to collect crucial data from one of the rarest and deepest fertile octopus brooding colonies on the planet.

Encounters with otherworldly marine life that inhabit the most extreme and fragile environments imaginable is a reminder of how much of the ocean remains unexplored and a cue for us to ensure the wonders of the deep are protected.

Written, directed and edited by John Dutton
Produced by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
Funded by Tides Foundation

Discover Wonder

At the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, we invite people who care about the health of the planet to work with us to protect it.

Join us, and help protect the treasured places in our ocean and Great Lakes.

Hilary Bryant: Giving Tuesday Now

An important message from Hilary Bryant, former Mayor of Santa Cruz and co-chair of the Monterey Bay Foundation’s Board of Directors, urging you to support the Sanctuary Foundation for Giving Tuesday Now on May 5, 2020.

2019 Sanctuary Sea Stars

A deep dive into the work of our 2019 Sanctuary Sea Stars, a group of people and organizations who have contributed significantly to education, conservation, research, and business in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.