Explore the West Coast National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-Michel Cousteau

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Based on the famed French explorer’s film series, Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures, these are the definitive guides to America’s 13 National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments. Each installment conducts a grand adventure through each of the four regions of the National Marine Sanctuary system, combining engaging descriptions, stunning photography, and behind-the-scenes stories from the Ocean Futures Society expedition team. Intelligent inquiries into the health of the world’s oceans are ...

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Overview

Based on the famed French explorer’s film series, Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures, these are the definitive guides to America’s 13 National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments. Each installment conducts a grand adventure through each of the four regions of the National Marine Sanctuary system, combining engaging descriptions, stunning photography, and behind-the-scenes stories from the Ocean Futures Society expedition team. Intelligent inquiries into the health of the world’s oceans are provided along with an overview of several incredible underwater treasures. Conveying the beauty of the ocean and the specific measures being put into effect to preserve it, this inspirational collection also features detailed, practical information for planning visits to the sanctuaries.

 

This volume features Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, located in Santa Barbara Channel; Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, northwest of San Francisco; Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, located outside San Francisco's Golden Gate; Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, which stretches from Rocky Point to Cambria, California; and Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, found off the Olympic Peninsula in Washington.

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Meet the Author

Jean-Michel Cousteau is a recipient of the Emmy award, the Peabody Award, the 7 d’Or, and the Cable Ace Award. He has produced more than 80 films and is the executive producer of the television show Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures. He is a founder of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. He lives in Santa Barbara, California. Sylvia A. Earle is an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society, leader of the Sustainable Seas Expeditions, and chair of Google Earth advisory council for the ocean. She is a charter member of the Ocean Futures Society Advisory Board and the former chief scientist of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association. She is a founder of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. She lives in Oakland, California. Maia McGuire is the Sea Grant Extension Agent for the University of Florida–St. Augustine. She is a member of the Florida Marine Science Education Association and the National Marine Educators Association. She lives in St. Augustine, Florida.

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Table of Contents

Foreword - Dr. Sylvia Earle xiii

Preface - Jean-Michel Cousteau xv

Introduction to the National Marine Sanctuaries 1

About this Series 1

About National Marine Sanctuaries 3

The National Marine Sanctuaries' West Coast Region 5

Overlapping Themes in the Five West Coast National Marine Sanctuaries 6

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary 33

About Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary 33

Why a National Marine Sanctuary? 39

Resources within the Sanctuary 45

Key Species within the Sanctuary 56

Emerging Environmental Issues 65

Research within the Sanctuary 67

Visiting the Sanctuary 70

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary 93

About Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary 93

Why a National Marine Sanctuary? 98

Resources within the Sanctuary 101

Key Species within the Sanctuary 117

Emerging Environmental Issues 125

Research within the Sanctuary 127

Visiting the Sanctuary 128

Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary 143

About Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary 143

Why a National Marine Sanctuary? 146

Resources within the Sanctuary 149

Key Species within the Sanctuary 170

Emerging Environmental Issues 183

Research within the Sanctuary 184

Visiting the Sanctuary 187

Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary 193

About Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary 193

Why a National Marine Sanctuary? 199

Resources within the Sanctuary 203

Key Species within the Sanctuary 210

Research within the Sanctuary 229

Research Assets 230

Visiting the Sanctuary 236

Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary 243

About Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary 243

Why a National Marine Sanctuary? 245

Resources within the Sanctuary 248

Key Species within the Sanctuary 255

Emerging Environmental Issues 270

Research within the Sanctuary 279

Visiting the Sanctuary 280

When You Visit the Sanctuaries 289

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary 289

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary 304

Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary 313

Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary 320

Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary 326

Acknowledgments 333

Glossary 335

Index 341

Biographies 345

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