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Habitats

Oceanography

Human Impacts

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Findings

  • The Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association conducts volunteer and high school monitoring programs. Click on a program area for results and findings.
  • Beach Watch is a long-term shoreline monitoring program that collects live and dead birds and mammals data. Click the link for methods and results of this award-winning program.
  • SEAS: The Sanctuary conducts research and monitoring as part of the Sanctuary Ecosystem Assessment Surveys. Click the link to read more about this important work.
A Pigeon Guillemont is part of the food web in the Gulf of the Farallones did you know?

Food webs in the ocean are far more rich and diverse near the western edges of continents than the eastern edges. In the coastal waters of California, like areas off South America's Pacific Coast and the western coastline of Africa, the conditions are created for a phenomenon called upwelling, which brings nutrients up from the deep waters during upwelling season and feeds vast amounts of raw material into the ecosystem of the Gulf of the Farallones....
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