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Feathered Crinoids on Cordell Bank. Credit: Jill Baltan/NOAA

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.

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.