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August 4, 2006

Marine Sanctuaries

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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

"Today, marine sanctuaries are places in the sea, as elusive as a sea breeze, - as a singing whale. They are beautiful, or priceless, or rare bargains, long-term assets, or fun, or all of these and more. Above all, sanctuaries now and with care will continue to be "special places." Each of us can have the pleasures of defining what that means."
Dr. Sylvia Earle

"From deep within the turquoise waters of this jewel in the nation's crown of sanctuaries, life radiates with the ebb and flow of the tides. Gulls and pelicans soar overhead, slicing through the sea mists on their long, gracefully arched wings. Harbor seals lounging on offshore boulders exhale with audible sighs. Forests of giant kelp undulate in the currents, while silver clouds of fish sweep through the dappled light and darkness of the deep. Thousands of colorful and camouflaged anemones, crabs, shrimp, urchins, and sea stars turn the seafloor into a mosaic of undersea life."

A Natural History of the Monterey Bay
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation - 2006

Link -- Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary


Rich Kurczak - 7/20/2006 edition - Last Days in Cliff, New Mexico
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Photos - Point Lobos Reserve - California

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