Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

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From last year... my first orca! A sight I will always remember. Photo: Elaine Miller Bond. #orca #whale #killerwhale #monterey #mosslanding #montereybaywhalewatch #montereybaynationalmarinesanctuary
Elaine Miller Bond

From last year... my first orca! A sight I will always remember. Photo: Elaine Miller Bond. #orca #whale #killerwhale #monterey #mosslanding #montereybaywhalewatch #montereybaynationalmarinesanctuary

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Happy 25th Birthday to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. You are where my heart is and you are where my ashes will be scattered when that time comes. 💙
#montereybaynationalmarinesanctuary #montereybay #centralcoast #humpbackwhale
Chezy (pronounced SHezy) 🐋

Happy 25th Birthday to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. You are where my heart is and you are where my ashes will be scattered when that time comes. 💙
#montereybaynationalmarinesanctuary #montereybay #centralcoast #humpbackwhale

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🎂 🎉 Happy 25th anniversary to #MontereyBay National Marine Sanctuary! This amazing national marine sanctuary protects jaw-dropping scenic beauty and extraordinary biodiversity, and supports amazing coastal communities. By acting as responsible stewards of this ocean jewel, we strengthen our nation now and for future generations. 
Here, a newborn Risso's dolphin calf celebrates the sanctuary's birthday! Help us (and our dolphin friend) celebrate by sharing your favorite Monterey Bay memory.

#EarthIsBlue #Birthday #Anniversary #Dolphin #RissosDolphin #BabyDolphin #Ocean #Celebrate #Monterey #California (Photo: @douglascroftimages)
US National Marine Sanctuaries

🎂 🎉 Happy 25th anniversary to #MontereyBay National Marine Sanctuary! This amazing national marine sanctuary protects jaw-dropping scenic beauty and extraordinary biodiversity, and supports amazing coastal communities. By acting as responsible stewards of this ocean jewel, we strengthen our nation now and for future generations.
Here, a newborn Risso's dolphin calf celebrates the sanctuary's birthday! Help us (and our dolphin friend) celebrate by sharing your favorite Monterey Bay memory.

#EarthIsBlue #Birthday #Anniversary #Dolphin #RissosDolphin #BabyDolphin #Ocean #Celebrate #Monterey #California (Photo: @douglascroftimages)

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Sometimes it's fun to set my Lumix on a tripod and leave the shutter open at night to see what happens. This one is taken from Pacific Grove looking North at Santa Cruz across Monterey Bay. #lumixgx8 #lumixlounge #lumixUSA #mft #m43 #lumix luminary #lumixcreatives #photooftheday #panasonicusa #lumix12_35 #leicalens #wherelumixgoes #santacruz #montereyca
Dave Stock

Sometimes it's fun to set my Lumix on a tripod and leave the shutter open at night to see what happens. This one is taken from Pacific Grove looking North at Santa Cruz across Monterey Bay. #lumixgx8 #lumixlounge #lumixUSA #mft #m43 #lumix luminary #lumixcreatives #photooftheday #panasonicusa #lumix12_35 #leicalens #wherelumixgoes #santacruz #montereyca

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Definitely my coldest dive to date, upper 50's/lower 60's. The sea lions and otters were a little too camera shy, but luckily I had a fine feathered friend come down to join me!
Brandon McMullen

Definitely my coldest dive to date, upper 50's/lower 60's. The sea lions and otters were a little too camera shy, but luckily I had a fine feathered friend come down to join me!

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Today is #NationalWildlifeDay! National marine sanctuaries all across the nation protect the habitats that marine species need to survive and thrive. 
Here, a humpback whale gulps down a meal in #MontereyBay National Marine Sanctuary. This California sanctuary is sometimes known as the "Serengeti of the Sea" for the incredible variety of marine life it protects. 
#EarthIsBlue #Wildlife #California #HumpbackWhale #Whale #Hungry #Ocean (Photo: Douglas Croft)
US National Marine Sanctuaries

Today is #NationalWildlifeDay! National marine sanctuaries all across the nation protect the habitats that marine species need to survive and thrive.
Here, a humpback whale gulps down a meal in #MontereyBay National Marine Sanctuary. This California sanctuary is sometimes known as the "Serengeti of the Sea" for the incredible variety of marine life it protects.
#EarthIsBlue #Wildlife #California #HumpbackWhale #Whale #Hungry #Ocean (Photo: Douglas Croft)

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Scuba Sunday 👌🐟🌊
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#montereybay #scuba #scubadiving #pacificgrove #kelpforests #freshfins #coldwater #Isurvived #barely #roomforimprovement #scubalife
Freddy

Scuba Sunday 👌🐟🌊
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#montereybay #scuba #scubadiving #pacificgrove #kelpforests #freshfins #coldwater #Isurvived #barely #roomforimprovement #scubalife

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we out here appreciating the ocean and soaking up some vitamin d
Gianluca Douros

we out here appreciating the ocean and soaking up some vitamin d

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Humpback whales...triple happiness. Photo: Elaine Miller Bond. #montereyca #humpback #humpbackwhale #montereybaywhalewatch #montereybaynationalmarinesanctuary #whales #whale
Elaine Miller Bond

Humpback whales...triple happiness. Photo: Elaine Miller Bond. #montereyca #humpback #humpbackwhale #montereybaywhalewatch #montereybaynationalmarinesanctuary #whales #whale

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Hot days equal beach time.
Rahman Hayes | Moderrn

Hot days equal beach time.

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Mighty humpback whale with common murres. Photo: Elaine Miller Bond. #humpback #humpbackwhale #murre #commonmurre #monterey #montereybay #montereybaywhalewatch #montereybaynationalmarinesanctuary #mosslanding
Elaine Miller Bond

Mighty humpback whale with common murres. Photo: Elaine Miller Bond. #humpback #humpbackwhale #murre #commonmurre #monterey #montereybay #montereybaywhalewatch #montereybaynationalmarinesanctuary #mosslanding

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You otter know -- there are just three days left to submit your photos to the Get Into Your Sanctuary photo contest! Send in your photos and it's pawsible you could be a big winner. Get the details at the link in our profile. These otterly adorable sea otters were photographed in #MontereyBay National Marine Sanctuary and were submitted by Douglas Croft to last year's contest. 
#EarthIsBlue #SeaOtter #Otter #Cuddle #Ocean #California #OtterlyAdorable #PhotoContest #Contest (Photo: Douglas Croft)
US National Marine Sanctuaries

You otter know -- there are just three days left to submit your photos to the Get Into Your Sanctuary photo contest! Send in your photos and it's pawsible you could be a big winner. Get the details at the link in our profile. These otterly adorable sea otters were photographed in #MontereyBay National Marine Sanctuary and were submitted by Douglas Croft to last year's contest.
#EarthIsBlue #SeaOtter #Otter #Cuddle #Ocean #California #OtterlyAdorable #PhotoContest #Contest (Photo: Douglas Croft)

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New side hustle 😍 #deckhand #montereybay #whalewatching
Rosie Connors

New side hustle 😍 #deckhand #montereybay #whalewatching

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In a little over 36 hours I'll be back in the Kelp Forests of Central California...beyond excited to return to one of the places that started it all :-) #california #kelpforest #sealion #sealions #monterey #montereybay #nikon #nikond500 #underwaterphotography #oceanconservation #zen #aqualung #atomicaquatics #pacificocean #nauticam
Julian Gunther

In a little over 36 hours I'll be back in the Kelp Forests of Central California...beyond excited to return to one of the places that started it all :-) #california #kelpforest #sealion #sealions #monterey #montereybay #nikon #nikond500 #underwaterphotography #oceanconservation #zen #aqualung #atomicaquatics #pacificocean #nauticam

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“The physical and biological patterns of a place are imprinted on the mind so the ‘cognition, personality, creativity, and maturity-all are some way tied to particular gestalts of space. Knowledge of place where you are and where you come from is intertwined with knowledge of who you are. Landscape shapes mindscape.’” In turn, “Identity building- experience in place helps us become aware of how we ourselves are part of the web of life, we become aware of how we are embedded in an ecosystem.” (Place and Pedagogy, David Orr and Paul Shepard et al.) The ‘classroom ecosystem’ onboard an off during the day with OSO encourages students to work together within the context of the landscape they are learning about. In this way, they learn about themselves as members of larger systems, both human and environmental.
O'Neill Sea Odyssey

“The physical and biological patterns of a place are imprinted on the mind so the ‘cognition, personality, creativity, and maturity-all are some way tied to particular gestalts of space. Knowledge of place where you are and where you come from is intertwined with knowledge of who you are. Landscape shapes mindscape.’” In turn, “Identity building- experience in place helps us become aware of how we ourselves are part of the web of life, we become aware of how we are embedded in an ecosystem.” (Place and Pedagogy, David Orr and Paul Shepard et al.) The ‘classroom ecosystem’ onboard an off during the day with OSO encourages students to work together within the context of the landscape they are learning about. In this way, they learn about themselves as members of larger systems, both human and environmental.

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Lunch time! Seasonal upwelling brings huge groups of krill to #MontereyBay National Marine Sanctuary. And when there's a krill, there's a way -- or rather, a whale! Here, a humpback whale opens wide to scoop up a tasty meal. 
#EarthIsBlue #Whale #HumpbackWhale #WhaleWednesday #Ocean #Humpback #Krill #Lunch #Meal #Snack (Photo: Douglas Croft/Monterey Bay Marine Life Studies, under NMSF Permit #20519)
US National Marine Sanctuaries

Lunch time! Seasonal upwelling brings huge groups of krill to #MontereyBay National Marine Sanctuary. And when there's a krill, there's a way -- or rather, a whale! Here, a humpback whale opens wide to scoop up a tasty meal.
#EarthIsBlue #Whale #HumpbackWhale #WhaleWednesday #Ocean #Humpback #Krill #Lunch #Meal #Snack (Photo: Douglas Croft/Monterey Bay Marine Life Studies, under NMSF Permit #20519)

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A dolphin butt. I mean...that's where its butt is, right? #pacificwhitesideddolphin #dolphin #pacificocean #marinebio #biology #water #onthewater #boating #sailing #sailboat #splash #bluemind #california #feedingfrenzy #marinemammal #megafauna #whalewatching
Neng Thao

A dolphin butt. I mean...that's where its butt is, right? #pacificwhitesideddolphin #dolphin #pacificocean #marinebio #biology #water #onthewater #boating #sailing #sailboat #splash #bluemind #california #feedingfrenzy #marinemammal #megafauna #whalewatching

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URGENT! If you don't want to see these rigs on Monterey Bay, please register your opposition to a plan to open up our marine sanctuaries to oil drilling (and with that, oil spills and other degradation of these marine protected areas). Comments due this Monday Aug 14! See the Edible Monterey Bay Facebook page for a handy link provided by the @montereybayaquarium that makes it easy! #ediblemontereybay #saveourmarinesanctuaries  #saveourseas #montereybay
Edible Monterey Bay

URGENT! If you don't want to see these rigs on Monterey Bay, please register your opposition to a plan to open up our marine sanctuaries to oil drilling (and with that, oil spills and other degradation of these marine protected areas). Comments due this Monday Aug 14! See the Edible Monterey Bay Facebook page for a handy link provided by the @montereybayaquarium that makes it easy! #ediblemontereybay #saveourmarinesanctuaries #saveourseas #montereybay

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Call Reps to prevent drilling on #nationalpark or #marinesanctuary lands and waters. We cannot allow further damage and danger to our #oceans and #environment! Script at YouLobby.org. (📸 cred: @montereybayaquarium ) #whales #sea #oceanlife
YouLobby

Call Reps to prevent drilling on #nationalpark or #marinesanctuary lands and waters. We cannot allow further damage and danger to our #oceans and #environment! Script at YouLobby.org. (📸 cred: @montereybayaquarium ) #whales #sea #oceanlife

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Having fun this weekend? These researchers in #MontereyBay National Marine Sanctuary are testing out their "gumby suits" before heading out to sea. Gumby suits, or survival suits, are designed to keep people safe and warm in the event of a capsized or sinking vessel. Safety drills help researchers and crew be prepared in the case of emergency -- plus, you have to admit the suits are pretty fashionable. 
#EarthIsBlue #Safety #SafetyFirst #Fashion #Ocean #Gumby #Boat (Photo: Karen Grimmer/NOAA)
US National Marine Sanctuaries

Having fun this weekend? These researchers in #MontereyBay National Marine Sanctuary are testing out their "gumby suits" before heading out to sea. Gumby suits, or survival suits, are designed to keep people safe and warm in the event of a capsized or sinking vessel. Safety drills help researchers and crew be prepared in the case of emergency -- plus, you have to admit the suits are pretty fashionable.
#EarthIsBlue #Safety #SafetyFirst #Fashion #Ocean #Gumby #Boat (Photo: Karen Grimmer/NOAA)

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