Cordell Bank

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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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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October 4, 2016

Blue Carbon: Why restoring coastal wetlands can help combat climate change

Guest: Dr. Ariana Sutton-Grier, Ecosystem Science Advisor for NOS/NOAA

While efforts move forward to figure out ways to reduce global greenhouse gases and carbon emissions, efforts are also moving forward to figure out ways to sequester carbon. Learn about how agencies and organizations are working to advance restoration of wetlands through local and national efforts.

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August 1, 2016

Seamounts protection campaign and explorations with the E/V Nautilus

Guest: Samantha Murray, CA Seamount Protection Coalition; MaryJane Schramm, Media Liason, Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

California Seamount Coalition director, Samantha Murray shares the latest campaign to add protections to significant seafloor features off the California coast. Also, in later August the E/V Nautilus will be exploring in the Greater Farallones NMS deploying its deep sea ROV's in deep sea coral habitats and shipwreck regions.  

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May 2, 2016

Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Update

Guest: MaryJane Schramm, Media Liason, Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

Both Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries are in a public comment period regarding US Coast Guard exemptions regarding discharge regulations. Learn about the public comment period as well as other short sanctuary updates regarding whale entanglements and harbor seal pupping season. Note, the rest of the show was a replay of an earlier episode already in the archives.