SIMoN
  Sanctuary Integrated Monitoring Network

What's New

After resting almost 4,000 feet below the surface for more than 10 years, there is still surprisingly little growth on the shipping container, although diversity and abundance seems to be increasing with every visit.
Sur Ridge and Lost Shipping Container Cruise Log (June 5-9, 2014)
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Kelp Watch 2014 results on kelp radioactivity now available
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25th Anniversary of Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary
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19th century shipwreck off Golden Gate Bridge found — again
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Overview

SIMoN is an integrated, long-term program that takes an ecosystem approach to identify and understand changes within sanctuaries managed by the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. [Learn more]

Explore your sanctuaries...

NorCal NMS Map
Monterey Bay
National Marine Sanctuary

-Established in 1992
-Covers 6,094 square miles
-276 miles of shoreline
-Deepest point is 10,663 feet
Monterey Bay
National Marine Sanctuary
Davidson Seamount
Gulf of the Farallones
National Marine Sanctuary

-Established in 1981
-Covers 1,279 square miles
-102 miles of shoreline
-Deepest point is 7,800 feet
Cordell Bank
National Marine Sanctuary

-Designated in 1989
-Covers 529 square miles
-Deepest point is 6955 feet
Monterey Bay Gulf of the Farallones Cordell Bank
Move your mouse over the Sanctuary name and click to learn about their monitoring of habitats and organisms.

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