|March 2009||Protecting Our Ocean Wilderness Through Public Stewardship www.farallones.org|
IN THIS ISSUE
March 28 Turn off your lights for Earth Hour at 8pm.
April 18 Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Sanctuary Currents 2009 Symposium. Back to the Future: Preserving the Sanctuary by Exploring its Past, 8:00am - 3:00pm.
Registration Now Open for Sanctuary Explorers Camp!
Discover the Wonders of the Sanctuary! For Junior Marine Biologists, Ages 8-12
Share Your Passion for the Ocean!
New Zealand Wildlife & Wonders Tour: November 8 – 21, 2009
Experience firsthand the global connection between our own Gulf of the Farallones upwelling ecosystem and exotic New Zealand. For more info click here:
Have you had an interesting experience in the Sanctuary?
Tell us your story in 400-600 words. Send it to the editor at email@example.com.
A Farewell to Upwelling?
Like many programs at the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association, Upwelling is brought to you by a dedicated team who works tirelessly because of their passion for the ocean.
Unfortunately, the economic crisis has reached our shores, and after an intense search for alternatives, we will be forced to discontinue Upwelling at the end of this month.
Since we know you value this publication, we thought it was only fair to make you aware of the situation. Times are tough for everyone, we know, but if you would be willing to chip in to save Upwelling, you could help us continue to bring you important information about the Sanctuary.
Our goal is to raise $6,000 by the end of March. If we are able to meet this goal, we will publish the e-newsletter as frequently as the budget allows, but our target is no less than quarterly.
Just as the entire marine ecosystem relies on upwelling to bring rich nutrients to the surface during the spring and summer months, the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association relies on funding to bring its stories to the surface.
Like so many others, this has been a tough ‘upwelling’ year for us, and we would greatly appreciate any support you could give to help us continue our mission.
Please make a donation to help us continue to bring Upwelling.
To contribute online click here. To contribute by check, send to:
Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association
Swim for your Life!
We were headed west out of Half Moon Bay just after dawn aboard the sanctuary research vessel Fulmar when Research Coordinator Jan Roletto shouted “killer whales!”
The team on the flying bridge immediately roused from our observer positions to look off the port side of the boat. Splashes, white water and boils were less than 1,000 meters from our vessel. We saw several dorsal fins and fluke slapping. Commotion immediately broke out as we radioed to the bridge to stop the boat.
New Regulations in Sanctauries
As of March 9, 2009, the Gulf of the Farallones, Cordell Bank and Monterey Bay national marine sanctuaries’ biological and cultural resources received enhanced protections as new protective regulations went into effect.
Whether you are interested in white sharks or anchoring in Tomales Bay, check out the new regulations.
Wildlife Spotlight: Delta Smelt
The delta smelt may only grow to 2-3 inches in length, but it serves as an important barometer for the overall health of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary, as well as upstream waters. Once commercially harvested in the 19th century and early 20th century, populations of delta smelt have rapidly declined in recent decades.
How many times a day do you ‘google’ a word, phrase, person or place?
What if every time you used your search engine you created a donation for the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association?
The folks at Yahoo have done just that through goodsearch.com.
Go to www.goodsearch.com, select the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association and help us protect the ocean with each click you make!
Be sure to add Goodsearch to your web browser toolbar.
And don’t forget to make GoodSearch your homepage.
GoodShop.com is a new online marketplace that donates a percentage of your purchase to the nonprofit of your choice.
Go to www.goodshop.com, select the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association and up to 30% of every purchase will support the diverse marine habitat just outside the Golden Gate.
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