What can you do to help?
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- Join us! Become a member of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association and become part of our growing community of Sanctuary stewards.
- Contact your elected officials and let them know how you feel about the ocean conservation.
Sharks are among the most ancient of all vertebrates, having
first appeared about 375 million years ago. These ancient predators
have been so successful that 368 different species can be found
worldwide and 16 of them live in the The Sanctuary, ranging from
the small brown smoothhounds that grow up to three feet long to
the 45-foot behemoth Basking Sharks. These sharks also take many
different forms, from the familiar open ocean predatory White
Sharks (sometimes called "Great Whites") to the unusually
shaped bottom-feeding Pacific Angel Shark. Read More >>