NOAA's Monterey Bay NMSVerificeret konto


NOAA's Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) is a federal marine protected area offshore of California's central coast, from Marin to Cambria.

Monterey, CA USA
Tilmeldt juli 2009


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  1. 16. nov.

    Learn how local students from the NOAA Ocean Guardian program are helping threatened & endangered animals nest & flourish in restored dune ecosystems in !

  2. 10. nov.

    During this , join in paying tribute to American veterans for their honorable service to our country. “Vet Into Your Sanctuary” day inspired veterans to further protect and serve our national underwater treasures.

  3. 7. nov.

    Starting tomorrow (11/8): for 2018 National Ocean Exploration Forum! Join us for live stream of several events as we explore new ways to talk all things ocean:

    All Hands on Deck: Join us Nov 7-10 for 2018 National Ocean Exploration Forum
  4. 7. nov.

    Whale, whale, whale, what do we have here? Humpback whales sure know how to make a splash! 🐋

    a breaching humpback whale
  5. 6. nov.

    Cold-water corals & sponges form habitats that provide shelter for living communities that are high in biomass & biodiversity. Discover these foundations of the deep at within !

  6. 31. okt.

    Ever heard of a sea witch? This "Witch's Hat" was spotted underwater in La Cruz Canyon in . These geological features form when heavy hydrocarbons are released at the sea floor, creating a lava-like solidified asphalt mound! ! 🧙‍♀️🎃

  7. 30. okt.

    🎃🕸️🦇 ! Known as vampires of the sea, pycnogonids creep along the seafloor & use their large proboscis to suck nutrients from soft-bodied organisms. Stay tuned for more highlights from !

  8. 29. okt.

    Deep sea vertebrate alert! This giant cusk eel was spotted above the seafloor near in with at 3100m. One of the largest bony fish reaching up to 4 feet in length!

  9. 26. okt.

    How many organisms can you spot next to this glass sponge found near in ? Stay tuned for more highlights from .

  10. 25. okt.

    Scientists aboard observe over a thousand deep sea octopus near ! Never before seen in these massive aggregations, clusters were discovered near shimmering fluid seeps - previously unknown to occur in !

  11. 24. okt.

    After a remarkable 35+ hour dive exploring in , is temporarily headed into port in San Diego to repair the ROV cable to allow us to continue dive operations. We will post additional expedition updates here and at

  12. 23. okt.

    Spooky! This ghostly Grimpoteuthis octopus drifted past flapping wing-like fins, then ballooned out its webbed arms. Also known as an umbrella octopus, this individual was approx. 60cm (almost two feet) long! 👻Spotted near in

  13. 22. okt.

    🌊DIVE ALERT🌊 We’re launching the first dive of the expedition to explore a rocky outcropping southeast of ! Explore with us as we dive over two miles deep below the waves:

    Vis denne tråd
  14. 18. okt.

    From Oct 21-31, scientists will be exploring habitats of in . Explore techniques used to study the deep sea, understand threats & learn ways you can protect these extraordinary deep sea coral communities!

  15. 12. okt.

    Join this evening from 5-8PM @ Sanctuary Exploration Center in Santa Cruz in celebration of ! Science talks, short films, art, & sustainable seafood!

  16. 12. okt.

    Dumbo octopus are noted for their distinctive fins that resemble Dumbo the elephant’s ears! They live in the deep open ocean down to at least 13,100 feet, spending much of their lives suspended above the seafloor.

  17. 10. okt.

    Join for "Be a Claw Abiding Citizen: Learn how could affect Dungeness Crab" to walk through a NEW education toolkit that includes current research & resources to get more involved! Wed 10/17 at 6pmET

    Picture of Dungeness Crab from Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
  18. 10. okt.

    You’ve got to be squidding me! Though they look like a squishy plush toy, stubby squid are actually closely related to cuttlefish. They burrow into the seafloor sediment, leaving just their eyes peeking above surface to hunt prey. (Photo: OET/NOAA)

  19. 9. okt.

    ! Chambered nautiluses are bottom scavengers and eat shrimp & crabs. They are nocturnal, making daily migrations up & down the continental shelf. Their up to 90 tentacles do not sting their prey, but stick to it.

    (Photo: Michelle Johnston/NOAA)
  20. 8. okt.

    What has three hearts, nine brains, and blue blood? If you said octopus, you'd be correct! October 8-12 is , and this giant Pacific octopus is ready to celebrate!


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