Discover Your Marine Sanctuaries

  • Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
    Designated in 1981, this marine sanctuary protects 1,255 square miles of ocean wilderness off the coast of northern California just west of the Golden Gate Bridge. Continued

  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
    Designated in 1992, this is our nation’s largest marine sanctuary, protecting 5,322 square miles of one of the world’s most productive marine environments. Continued

  • Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
    This marine sanctuary encompasses 1,658 square miles of ocean around Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel and Santa Barbara Islands. Continued