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.

Sanctuary News/Calendar of Events

 

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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

Sanctuary Radio Program: Tune into the Ocean

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The Return of Harbor Porpoise to San Francisco Bay

February 5th, 2018

Guests: Bill Keener, Jim Sugar and Jessica Sison

Harbor porpoise disappeared from San Francisco Bay in the 1960's and 70's and in recent years have returned heartily. Biologist Bill Keener from the Golden Gate Cetacean Society talks about their return and filmmakers Jim Sugar and Jessica Sison talk about the film The Return of the Harbor Porpoise to San Francisco Bay, a award winning film that documents the history and good news story of the return of the porpoises to the once periled waters of the bay.

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Sea Foraging the Northern California Coast

February 5th, 2018

Guest: Kirk Lombard, The Sea Forager's Guide to the Northern California Coast

Hear some salty stories about sea foraging/fishing on the Northern CA coast as written about by expert sea forager/educator/fish monger Kirk Lombard.

Positively Ocean Episode: How Whale Disentanglement teams work together to help save entangled whales

Produced by Liz Fox