Designate the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

Please sign on to our organization letter urging the Administration to immediately initiate the designation of the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary and write to express our strong support to include this national treasure within the National Marine Sanctuary System.

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Sharktober News and Shark Science

This is the period when adult white sharks return to the west coast after a two thousand mile migration from the white shark cafe in the central Pacific. It is a period of maximum probability to see or encounter a white shark along the west coast California coast. It is also a time when Shark Stewards celebrates sharks and hosts Sharktoberfest celebrations in California and virtually, and motivates the public to embrace their importance and help protect endangered sharks and rays from extinction. Join us at one of our events, and download our new Shark Science Sheet to learn more about white sharks!

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NOAA to Host Sessions to Protect 30% of Oceans

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will host public sessions to gather input on the America the Beautiful Initiative to conserve 30% of U.S. land, water and ocean by 2030< NOAAhas announced upcoming public listening sessions on August 26 and September 13 to gather input on the administration’s initiative to expand protections for U.S. lands and waters.

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Snapshot Cal Coast- Surveying our MPAs

  Led by the California Academy of Sciences with support from the MPA Collaborative Network and other partners including our Golden Gate MPA Collaborative, together we are creating a snapshot in time of where species are located along our coast

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