Strandings of dead whales along Bay Area beaches has increased in recent years, up from 11 in 2018 to 21 in 2021, according to the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito. Along with entanglement in fishing gear and malnutrition, it is believed that ship strikes are a leading cause of whale death.Read More
Currently the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is in the process of collecting public comments to support the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary. This Sanctuary will protect a remote and lightly impacted coastal area off the California Coastline between Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties, critical habitat for sea otters, whales and other endangered species, is sensitive habitat and has significant cultural value for Native Chumash people.
On Thursday January 6 the public can attend the final virtual public hearing for the proposed sanctuary.
Join us on December 15th for a live virtual roundtable focusing on Kanaloanuiākea, the great expanse of Kanaloa. Native Hawaiian members of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council discuss the cultural and ecological significance of Kanaloanuiākea, and the need for greater understanding and genuine application of cultural knowledge and values in advocacy, protection, and conservation efforts from mauka to makai – in the uplands and throughout the sea.Read More
Join Shark Conservationist and Naturalist David McGuire and other wildlife specialists celebrating sharks and all ocean life on a life-changing expedition into the Gulf of the Farallones for whales, wildlife and our finny friends.Read More
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.Read More
Win a trip to the Devils Teeth, Island of the Great White SharkRead More
For this year’s Oceans Day, we’re holding “A Wake for the Whales.” We’ll honor these majestic animals, hear from experts about what our elected officials can do to help them, and take action.Read More
Show your support for the next National Marine Sanctuary. The nomination of the Chumash National Marine Sanctuary off the central California coast has reached it’s five-year review and must be […]Read More
Shark Stewards is joining with and sound healer Joshua Miller and Ocean Conservation Research to aid in their awareness and fundraising event by participating and showing images from our Sanctuary and Sharks photo exhibit.Read More
Join Shark Stewards for our 10th annual Sharktoberfest celebration with the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.Read More