Category:Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

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English: The MBNMS—Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary — protecting marine areas and the adjacent Pacific Coast of California, including Monterey Bay.
  • MBNMS is the largest U.S. National Marine Sanctuary, and has a shoreline length of 276 miles (444 km).
  • The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary stretches from just north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County; through coasts and waters of San Francisco and San Mateo County, Monterey Bay and the open coasts of Santa Cruz County and Monterey Counties; to Cambria in northern San Luis Obispo County.
  • The National Marine Sanctuary provides resource protection, research, education, and public use for one of the world’s most diverse marine ecosystems.