Get Involved

Although Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary is entirely offshore and tough to experience first hand, its value to the larger California Current ecosystem and connecting national marine sanctuaries is large and help can come from afar. You can keep in touch and get involved with the sanctuary with the opportunities listed below.

Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for volunteers to help remotely! Do you like to look at underwater video footage? Enjoy seeing underwater marine life? Do you have the ability to work with large video files and trim to smaller ones? We need volunteers to help us edit long video files to get the “best of” video clips in a more readily accessible format. Watch deep sea footage, Cordell Bank footage and help us make the “good stuff” more available to share with the world!

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Keep up with Sanctuary Advisory Council news

Interested constituents and citizens may receive periodic updates concerning activities of the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council via email. To do so, please send an email to and indicate in your message that you would like to receive Sanctuary Advisory Council activity updates.

Updates will sent out approximately 4-6 times per year and will include announcements about public sanctuary advisory council meetings, notices regarding applications for appointment to sanctuary advisory council seats, and public special events involving the advisory council.

Cordell Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Cordell Marine Sanctuary Foundation was founded to support activities that help protect Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, was created to assist the federally managed Office of National Marine Sanctuaries with education and outreach programs designed to preserve, protect and promote meaningful opportunities for public interaction with the nation's marine sanctuaries.

How can you help protect the ocean?

Find out how you can help protect Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary and the ocean.