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Welcome to the National Marine 
Sanctuaries web site. Here you'll discover the marine life and extraordinary habitats 
that make up your nation's marine sanctuaries and our continuing efforts to conserve 
these ocean and coastal treasures.
Dolphins The Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary was established in 1989 to protect and preserve the extraordinary marine ecosystem surrounding the Cordell Bank. Surrounded by soft sediments of the continental shelf seafloor, Cordell Bank emerges with a rocky habitat, providing home to colorful and abundant invertebrates, algae, and fishes. The productive waters attract migratory seabirds and marine mammals from all around the Pacific Ocean to feed in this dynamic food web.


SANCTUARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS


SANCTUARY NEWS


August 2014 Naturalist Led Boat Trips to Cordell Bank Register here.


West Coast National Marine Sanctuaries Launch Get into Your Sanctuary Day!


Winged Ambassadors Teacher Workshop 2014 Registration Open Now!

Bay Area Underwater Explorers Dive on Cordell Bank, see highlights and pictures here!



Other Sanctuary News...

Cordell Bank is a fine dining destination for many, find out who?
Cordell Bank is a fine dining destination for many, find out who? Click here for a downloadable video. Click here to view a high resolution version on YouTube.

Cordell Bank Video - A National Treasure
Cordell Bank: A National Treasure - A mesmerizing glance at the diversity of marine life that visit Cordell Bank or make it their home. Click here for a downloadable video. Click here to view a high resolution version on YouTube.

Cordell Bank Video - A Sound Investment
Meet the animal that truly is the cash crop for the ocean waters within Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Click here for a downloadable video. Click here to view a high resolution version on YouTube. This hand-drawn short film was created by Drew Christie.



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Explore
Discover some of the marine life that can be found in Cordell Bank.
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Learn five things you can do to thank the ocean.
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Listen to the Ocean Currents Sanctuary Radio Program!

Thank You Ocean

Thank you Ocean

The ocean takes care of us. Lets return the favor. Get involved, learn and get connected on how we can all learn and take better care of our precious ocean.


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Meet Our Birds

Visit the birds of Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary! Take a virtual pelagic trip on the California Current by clicking on the image.
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Who Lives on Cordell Bank?

The waters of Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary are home to thousands of plants and animals, from microscopic plankton to the great whales. Learn about them by taking a virtual tour!
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